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A 33-year-old member asked:

I'm allergic to latex; can i use nylon/spandex blend gloves?

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Dr. Brant Ward
Allergy and Immunology 14 years experience
Possibly: Both nylon and spandex are polymer fibers that are unrelated to natural latex, and by themselves should not causes a reaction in latex-sensitive individuals (people can develop a sensitivity to some of the chemicals used in their manufacture). However, some fabrics may include latex threads in addition to spandex fibers, and this may or may not be listed. Contact the manufacturer to be sure.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

I'm allergic to latex, and I was wondering what gloves can I use if not latex?

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Dr. Li-Min Hwang
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Nitrile or Vinyl: Nitrile gloves are widely available. Vinyl just not as strong and strechable.

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