Here's a wild guess: When an allergy attack hits and leaves you sneezing and
itching, with teary eyes and a nose that is runny and stuffed, you probably
aren't much in the mood for romance.
It may sound obvious that drippy noses don't bring out the sex kitten in
people. But for the first time, a study has looked at the impact allergies have on our sex lives and found that many
people with chronic allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, often put the kibosh
on sex when symptoms are flaring.
Antibiotics -- penicillin, cephalosporins, or sulfonamides
Aquazide H, HydroDIURIL, and Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide)
Barbiturates and other anticonvulsants
Carbatrol, Tegretol (carbamazepine)
Contrast dyes used in X-rays and MRIs
Dilantin, Phenytek (phenytoin)
Echinacea and other alternative and herbal medicines
Pain medications that have codeine
Permitil and Prolixin (fluphenazine)
Prinivil and Zestril (lisinopril)
Thorazine or Ormazine (chlorpromazine)
If you get a rash after starting a new prescription medicine, call your doctor. You may want to take a photo of the rash with a digital camera or cellphone and send it to your doctor. The rash may be a result of a medical problem -- not the drug you're taking. Or your doctor may tell you to stop taking the drug and prescribe a different one. If you get a rash from a non-prescription medicine, stop taking it immediately. Call your doctor if you need suggestions for a different medicine.