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Woman Rushed To ER After Sex With Husband Causes Her To Go Into Anaphylactic Shock

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Sex can have many unexpected consequences. But we rarely think of anaphylactic shock as one of them.

In Baltimore, Maryland, a 46 year-old woman had unprotected intercourse with her husband.

Shortly thereafter, she began suffering from “profuse sweating, inflammation, and dizziness.”

As if that wasn’t bad enough, according to The New York Post, within the next few hours she began to experience “intense itchiness, diarrhea, and dangerously low blood pressure.”

Before long, she was rushed to Sinai Hospital, where doctors quickly began to treat her for sepsis.

But the physicians on duty figured out shortly thereafter that the root of her problem was the sex.

It turns out the woman was allergic to penicillin. She didn’t ingest any…but her husband did.

The husband was being treated for a heart infection with antibiotics, some of which transferred into her during sex. Her body overreacted to the penicillin and went into shock.

After doctors figured out the issue, the woman was given treatment and allowed to leave the hospital within 24 hours.

However, she was given a bit of an interesting prescription: no sex with the husband until a week after he’s finished his course of antibiotics.

Two other similar cases have come to light recently, including one instance of oral sex which became the subject of a case study.

It warned intimate couples to be careful of the drugs prescribed to each other.

“Though anaphylactic reactions secondary to seminal transfer of allergens are exceedingly rare. The prescribing provider must take into account the hazards of allergic reactions and adverse side effects, not only for the patient but also for the patient’s family.”

As always, be safe during sex.

You just never know what could happen.

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Written by Collin Gossel

Collin Gossel is a writer and comedian living in Brooklyn, New York, but there are nights when he looks up at the stars and wistfully thinks to himself “there’s got to be more out there…” You can catch Collin improvising new musicals every Tuesday night at the Magnet Theater’s Musical Megawatt, or follow his unfiltered thoughts on Twitter and Instagram @CollinGossel.--