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Question: Humina Pen effects through Unprotected Sex

 justcurious86 - Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:13 pm


I would like to know if the Humina pens medicine (for skin psoriasis) can be passed on to myself through unproteced intercourse with my partner? I've been extremly itchy and develped small itchy bumps on my legs that resemble bites (doctor confirmed they are not bites), and a light red rash some on my chest and arms. I haven't changed soap, been anywhere out of the ordinary or eaten anything different. The rash seems to have begun when my partner started taking the medication. I've seen a doctor and dermatologist and they couldn't explain what is causing the rash.

Thank you for your Assistance.

Help this itch.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:21 pm

User avatar Hello,
This would be very unlikely and I have not come across anything like that in the literature. Some food allergies such as peanuts can cause a reaction in a very sensitive person even through remote contact with the product but I have not known of any insulin reactions like this.

Good luck.

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