Frequently Asked Questions on Surgical Gloves

What is the difference between powdered latex gloves and non-powdered?

Powdered latex gloves have cornstarch added to them to help the user who is donning them (putting them on) to slide their hands in easier and faster. The Cornstarch is absent in case of Non-powdered gloves.

What should I look for in a latex glove?

Look for a comfortable, good barrier protection, and tactile sensitivity. Individuals who are diagnosed with latex allergies should not use natural rubber latex gloves. If powder is inappropriate in an area, select powder-free gloves.

Why do some nitrile gloves contain aloe?

Some nitrile gloves contain aloe so that it's easier to put them on. While donning any type of non-powdered glove, its best to use some type of innocuous (harmless) powdered lubricant or cream.

Can latex examination gloves cause allergies?

Yes. Latex examination gloves might cause allergies in some individuals who have an allergic reaction to certain proteins in latex rubber. Natural rubber latex is found in most latex gloves, and many medical, household, and other consumer products. The amount of latex exposure needed to produce allergies is not known, but the exposure increases the risk. Even low levels can trigger allergic reactions in some sensitised individuals, even if they never experienced symptoms before.

What are vinyl Gloves?

Vinyl Gloves are manufactured from Polyvinyl Chloride Plastisol and are a popular choice for users who are sensitive to Latex proteins or allergenic compounds.

What is the powder on the inside of your disposable gloves?

It is 100% corn starch and helps make it easier to put the gloves on or take them off