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I am 36 weeks pregnant. I need to apply lotrimin (clotrimazole) on my son's dipaer area due to yeast. Is it safe to get it on me or should I wear latex gloves?
It's safe: It's safe in that circumstance.Get a more detailed answer ›
When i wear powdered latex gloves, some parts of my skin turn red, become dried and itchy. I have to work with gloves. So what is the solution?
I'm allergic to vinyl and latex gloves and I have to wear them at work. What is a good alternative?
Various: Vinyl allergy is rare. One cause for reactions may also be the heat and sweating under the glove, so you can try to wear thin pure cotton gloves on your skin and the vinyl gloves on top of them. Alternatively, there are other gloves such as neoprene. They are are available from various sources, including Amazon. See http://www.immune.com/rubber/nr3.html ...Read more
I use latex gloves with powder.. But whenever I wear them The tops of my hands get tingly.. Sometimes it's really bad.. But it's only those gloves ??
Latex Allergy?: I find a lot of people think they have it but when formerly tested rarely does anyone actually have it. A lot of people develop sensitivities to anti-caking agents or other substances in the manufacture of the gloves. If you can, switch to nitrile type gloves. If you must use latex gloves, powder free is preferred. Some folks also apply some sort of barrier lotion prior to using them. ...Read more
Nitrile or Vinyl: Nitrile gloves are widely available. Vinyl just not as strong and strechable. ...Read more
I'm allergic to all vinyl and latex gloves out there. Is there another alternative i could possibly get?
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How protective are latex or rubber gloves when cleaning? Do I need to double up gloves when wiping up blood?
Yes: IF the gloves stay intact, they are excellent protection for cleaning. But I have had many gloves with small(or large) tears in them during a job. How about you? Double gloving is very wise when cleaning biohazards. ...Read more
If there is allergy: Latex allergy is relatively uncommon (3-5% of the population) but for those affected it can cause different problems. It is possible to see problems with the finger nails, but you'd also expect to see skin changes elsewhere on the hands. It is also possible that with prolonged wear the increased moisture would promote fungal growth. Make sure you don't use artificial nails. They make things worse. ...Read more
Symptoms & Testing: Immediate itching or hives when wearing them a short while suggests contact urticaria. Intense itching and/or blisters the next day or hours after wearing gloves suggests contact dermatitis. You would have noticed if you had urticaria/hives/wheezing/ total body itching/ dizziness and and even drop in blood pressure can occur when being around powdered latex gloves when in use. See an allergist. ...Read more
Call around: If you cannot find them at a large chain pharmacy, try one of the smaller family owned pharmacies as their owners are often more willing to "go the distance." amazon.Com has several brands of latex free, often called "nitrile" exam gloves, usually in boxes of 100 and in sizes from small to x-large for under 11 dollars a box. About what i pay for the office from medical supply vendors. ...Read more
Shouldn't happen: Most healthcare workers use hand lotion during the day because they wash their hands often, and their skin ends up dry. Latex gloves are more likely to be damaged by stronger solvents such as paint thinner, nail polish remover, gasoline, acetone, etc..., but hand lotion should not cause a problem (especially because each glove is used only for a short time). ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Yes: Children which wear or require frequent elastic bandages, require latex catheters, use latex bottle nipples can frequently develop latex allergy. Also if they are handled by care takers who frequently use latex gloves, they are at greater risk of developing latex allergy. You should not use powdered gloves with corn starch. Inhaling the latex which has adsorbed to the powder also contributes. ...Read more
Chemicals: When a person reacts to latex gloves, if it is not the natural rubber latex then it can be the chemicals (vulcanizers) used during the manufacturing process. There are many chemicals used and these can be tested for in a patch test commonly done by dermatologist and/or allergists. The reaction to these chemicals typically manifests as allergic contact dermatitis rather than hives or anaphylaxis. ...Read more
Entirely safe: Plastics like polyisoprene and others are unrelated to latex and entirely safe in latex allergy. It's exactly the kind of glove you should be using. ...Read more
My fingers get dry and itchy after wearing latex & or plastic gloves, what could be causing this?
An allergic reaction: You might be developing an allergic reaction to either latex or one of the chemicals used to make the gloves. I would recommend avoiding contact with the type of gloves that are bothering you and seeing a board certified allergist or dermatologist to determine what you are allergic to. ...Read more
If I touch the herpes infection with a latex glove then take off the glove then touch my face will the glove protected me and keep me safe ?
Yes: The gloves are protective. That's why we physician wear gloves sometimes. ...Read more
How to clean the inside of my penis? My gp told me to clean it and i don't know how, do I need latex gloves?
Not w/bottle brush: Guessing you either are uncircumcised or newly circumcised? If so, the area just below (/proximal) to the glans (/head) of the penis can accumulate fluid (urine/sweat/semen/?) and can become foul smelling or infected. This needs washed for basic hygiene--in shower w/rag ; soap after retracting foreskin. If new-circ, 1/2 peroxide ; 1/2 water to area 1-3x/day for few days to prevent crusting. ...Read more
I'm a dentist and I use latex gloves all the time...Are they dangerous snd what are there health hazards do they cause uterine cysts?
I have a life threatening type 1 latex allergy. Are polyisoprene surgical gloves safe for me to use? I know they have a similar chemical formula.
I get an erection every 20 minutes, seen my doctor they said nothing was wrong and my girlfriend gave me a prostate exam using latex gloves (felt good?
Had an internal which the doctor used latex gloves since the exam i itch and burn terrible what can I do bladder sugery needed
Latex: You may have latex allergy. See your doctor. ...Read more
Have eaten kiwi, no issue, but while cutting skin off kiwi at work wearing latex gloves, suddenly broke out in hives on arms. Use latex gloves at work to handle food but never had a reaction to them before. Am I now allergic to kiwi?
Given that you were wearing latex gloves at the time, it is unlikely that the kiwi was the culprit. Contact allergies and food eating allergies can be different, and are processed differently by the immune system.
Allergies can develop after repeated exposure, so it is more likely that you have developed a latex allergy. You should see a doctor for proper testing to be sure. ...Read more
Just saw marble size black lump in bm. Thought possibly just food so poked at it w/latex glove. Def not food, it's poo. Red blood lately too. Already did ibd workup (neg). Temp 99.5 for a month. Er?
I work in healthcare. My latex gloved hand accidentally went in a bedpan full of urine of an AIDS(not HIV) patient. Do I need to be worried? thanks!!
Don't worry;be happy: . . . Happy because you followed glove guidelines; gloves are effective barrier to HIV & other infections. Let me add: 1) even if not gloved, risk is low because very little virus in urine and your skin,if intact,is barrier too; 2) if there was contact through skin (real risk to you), post-exposure prophylaxis can be very effective but only if started IMMEDIATELY. If ?,tell super or HR immediately ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Painful pee, vulva burning sensation for 10 days caused by latex allergy from rubber glove after pap smear. What's the cure? How long will it last?
Latex & itchy bottom: If your symptoms are related to latex exposure you probably have a contact dermatitis rather than ige mediated latex allergy. Generally these reactions last 10-14 days. Topical steroids can be of some help, but need to be used with caution in the vulvar ares. Oral steroids are helpful early on to shorten course, but do have systemic risks. Antihistamines minimally help the itch. See allergist. ...Read more
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