Dishwashing gloves can help prevent your hands from becoming dry and irritated, but some dishwashing gloves can present major problems for people with latex allergies. Latex, also known as rubber or natural latex, comes from the milky sap of the rubber tree that grows in Southeast Asia and Africa. The underlying cause of an allergy to latex is not known, but it is believed that repeated exposure to latex can trigger the symptoms. There is no cure for a latex allergy and the best option is to steer clear of latex.
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Spontex Latex Free gloves protect and care for your hands and are suitable for even the most sensitive skin. Made from a special material, they are thin and supple yet strong and resistant. And their soft cotton flock lining makes them comfortable to wear. Synthetic material, free from natural latex. Cotton flock lining.
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Medical gloves are disposable gloves used during medical examinations and procedures to help prevent cross-contamination between caregivers and patients. Cornstarch replaced tissue-irritating Lycopodium powder and talc, but even cornstarch can impede healing if it gets into tissues as during surgery. As such, unpowdered gloves are used more often during surgery and other sensitive procedures. Special manufacturing processes are used to compensate for the lack of powder. There are two main types of medical gloves: examination and surgical.
This means that even if the glove wearer isn't allergic to latex, it still might be a good idea to switch to nitrile. For example, even if a tattoo artist doesn't have a latex allergy, one of his customers may. There is also a trend away from powdered gloves to powder-free gloves. Does it really save that much time to put on a powdered glove?