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 isn't known, but it's 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 won't 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 Hands So Soft Latex Free gloves are strong without the irritating effects of latex. These gloves are reusable and designed to stand up to the test of any job. They also have a moisturizer added to benefit your hands while they work. The fingertips are reinforced with grippers to help prevent breakage and slipping. The gloves come in sizes small, medium, and large.
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Playtex's Vinyl Latex Free gloves are a great disposable option for people with latex sensitivities or allergies. The gloves come 10 to a package and aren't very expensive. They are tough enough to handle many household jobs.