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Allergies Cause Sexual Dysfunction?

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 15:08 / By Andrew Rynne

Allergies Cause Sexual Dysfunction?

Allergies cause sexual dysfunction? That's a good question. On the face of it you might think not. However, on closer scrutiny, there are indeed some connections between allergy and sexual dysfunction, most particularly between a treatment for allergy and erectile dysfunction in men.

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It must be stressed here that the treatments for allergies, namely antihistamines, are not at all a common cause of erectile dysfunction in young men or, for that matter, in men of any age. The commonest cause of erectile dysfunction in young men is Performance Anxiety.

Performance Anxiety Erectile Dysfunction

Performance Anxiety is the situation where the man attempting to gain or maintain an erection is looking at himself and wondering if it will all go well. Once a man is in the audience like that he is doomed to failure. Performance Anxiety Erectile Dysfunction is easy to fix but that is for another post.

What antihistamines cause erectile failure?

They are mainly three antihistamines that can cause erectile dysfunction and they are:

  • Phenergan
  • Dramamine
  • Benadril

How do these cause erectile dysfunction?

The mechanism whereby antihistamines can cause erectile dysfunction is not known. It may be that antihistamines have a negative effect on the transmission of sensation thus reducing the effects of sexual stimulation. In any case, the good news is that once the man either discontinues his antihistamine altogether or switches the brand his sexual function usually returns to normal.

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