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. A latex allergy is an allergic reaction to the substances in natural latex. Rubber gloves are the main cause of allergic reactions, although latex is also found in condoms and other products as well as medical devices. The underlying cause of an allergy to latex is not known, but it is believed that repeated exposure to latex can trigger the symptoms.
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Vileda's Dermo Plus Latex Free gloves combine all of the special features of latex household gloves in a latex-free form. Latex-sensitive people will not have to give up comfort, durability, or function with these gloves. The latex-free gloves are lined with cotton to make taking them on and off smooth and easy. The gloves feature slip resistance on the fingertips which is especially helpful when washing dishes. The gloves come in small, medium, and large sizes.
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Mr. Clean's Satin Touch and Bliss lines of latex-free gloves are strong without the irritating effects of latex. These two types of gloves are reusable and designed to stand up to the test of any job. The Satin Touch line is made of nitrile, a substance that is more chemical and puncture resistant than latex. Nitrile products are usually blue colored as a way to be easily identifiable. The Bliss line is also latex-free, the gloves come in white, and are lined with soft cotton. The gloves come in sizes small, medium, and large.
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