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What are medical gloves?

Medical gloves or Disposable gloves are one of the essential protective gear for a healthcare provider as well as for a patient. There are many kinds of gloves available in the market, and one needs to choose them very carefully depending upon the need and the medical environment one is working in. A wrong choice can not only put one at risk of injury but also of contracting deadly infections. Besides, gloves prevent the transmission of infection from the healthcare providers to their patients, especially during surgery.

Discovered around 130 years back by a noted American surgeon, William Stewart Halsted, who reportedly presented a pair of rubber gloves to his nurse to protect her hands from strong disinfectant used in the operation theatre, gloves soon became popular with young doctors who assisted in the surgeries. But at that time the purpose was limited to protect their hands.

As time passed, people experimented with different materials to make gloves that suit different medical needs. As of today, disposable gloves are generally made from one of three materials: latex, vinyl, or nitrile.

Latex gloves:

Made of natural rubber, Latex gloves became a popular choice in the 1980s and 1990s for their perfect fit, flexibility and sturdiness. These gloves fit comfortably like a second skin and provide a high level of touch sensitivity. These gloves provide a good degree of protection against bloodborne pathogens like HIV and can be worn for a longer duration. These cost-effective, versatile gloves have only one issue some people may show allergic reactions to them. But certainly, these gloves are suitable for most medical environments as long as the user is not allergic to latex.

Vinyl Gloves:

Made from PVC, a petroleum-based film, these gloves are affordable but are a little less durable and thus offer limited protection against chemical exposure. They are a little loose-fit than the other two. However, vinyl gloves are a preferred choice in non-hazardous and low-infection environments such as the food industry for their cost-effectiveness.

Nitrile Gloves:

Made up of nitrile rubber, also known as nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR), Nitrile gloves, became a safe alternative to latex gloves in the 1990s. They are durable and provide exceptional resistance to hazardous and corrosive chemicals. They are exceptionally puncture-resistant and are suitable for all sorts of medical environments. They can also be worn for a long duration. They have a long shelf life.

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