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Is it not good to wear latex gloves all night?

Is it not good to wear latex gloves all night?

Breathe: Latex gloves will not allow your skin to breathe well, thus wearing them all night may cause significant issues if done for a prolonged period of time. ...Read more

Latex (Definition)

1. The colorless or milky sap of certain plants, such as the poinsettia or milkweed, that coagulates on exposure to air. 2. An emulsion of rubber or plastic globules in water, used in paints, adhesives, and various synthetic rubber products. 3. Latex ...Read more


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Do I need to wear latex gloves when doing a prostate massage?

Do I need to wear latex gloves when doing a prostate massage?

Prostate massage: As a urologist, I can honestly say that I cannot recommend any form of self rectal exam or massage. If you are seeking relief from prostatitis symptoms, any form of ejaculation will give similar results. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Gloves: You might be allergic to the latex in the gloves. They make very good gloves out of nitrile. They are inexpensive and are almost like latex and are disposable. Otherwise you could use vinyl gloves but they are not as stretchy. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to vinyl and latex gloves and I have to wear them at work. What is a good alternative?

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

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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

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Will latex gloves hurt or damage the eyeball if I wear them wile putting in my contacts?

Will latex gloves hurt or damage the eyeball if I wear them wile putting in my contacts?

Probably not: Probably not but why do that? Washing your hands and putting them in by hand should be fine but the technician at your fitting probably originally did that with you. Ask your ophthalmology or optometrist where you bought your lenses for the best advice. ...Read more

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Should I wear a surgical mask or latex gloves at the airport to prevent catching swine flu?

Should I wear a surgical mask or latex gloves at the airport to prevent catching swine flu?

Mask: You can wear a surgical mask or a scarf even. I don't recoomend gloves. Carry instant hand sanitizer so u can quickly sanitize after you touch something. ...Read more

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Why do medical staff use latex gloves?

Why do medical staff use latex gloves?

Hygiene: Latex gloves are used to provide a barrier to keep the wearing from contaminating the patient and vice versa. It can also cut down the spread of infection. Most hospital staff such as food and cleaning also wear them to cut down risks. ...Read more

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I am addicted to latex gloves, I love them so much, is this a medical condition?

Fetish: There is a community out there that makes a fetish of rubber and latex. Rubber gloves are a part of this. It is a personal and private matter and not a medical condition. Strictly speaking it is a 'fetish' and does not generally do harm as long as it is kept private. ...Read more

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How protective are latex or rubber gloves when cleaning? Do I need to double up gloves when wiping up blood?

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

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Do latex gloves damage fingernails?

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

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Would a latex glove work the same as a condom?

Only in theory: While it might work, spend a couple of bucks and get the real thing! ...Read more

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We use latex gloves at work and my nails get damaged. How can I strengthen them?

Biotin: Does not sound like a latex allergy. So I would recommend using hand moisturizer at work - there are some specifically made for glove wearers. Also taking biotin daily like in a hair, skin and nail formula vitamin from a health food store can help too! ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have an allergy to latex gloves?

How can you tell if you have an allergy to latex gloves?

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

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Can anybody help me find latex-free gloves?

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

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Can lotion affect the latex gloves when drawing blood?

Can lotion affect the latex gloves when drawing blood?

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

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

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

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Can a child develop an allergy to latex if never wore latex gloves?

Can a child develop an allergy to latex if never wore latex gloves?

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

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It possible that a latex allergy developing after years of wearing gloves?

It possible that a latex allergy developing after years of wearing gloves?

Yes: Certainly so. An allergic reaction basically requires some variable period of sensitization before an obvious reaction. And that time period can vary widely. ...Read more

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I had a reaction to rubber gloves with no known latex allergy. What could be wrong?

I had a reaction to rubber gloves with no known latex allergy. What could be wrong?

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

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Are polyisoprene surgical gloves safe for me to use if I have a severe latex allergy?

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

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My fingers get dry and itchy after wearing latex & or plastic gloves, what could be causing this?

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

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Can club fingers be an allergic reaction to latex gloves?

Can club fingers be an allergic reaction to latex gloves?

No: Clubbing of the fingers is typically due to an issue with the pulmonary system (lungs) and not allergies. ...Read more

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Latex allergy symptoms. What all does that apply to? Condoms, gloves?

Latex: There are different degrees of latex allergies as well as different types of responses. If your response is severe or bothersome you must avoid these items. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Good for you: Enjoy being young. This is well within normal limits for a teen. This is a time for exploring and learning about love -- and especially to love responsibly. ...Read more

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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?

Probably not: 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

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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!!

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 more

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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?

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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