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I have a question. My hands sweat ALOT..:o and when putting gloves on i have a bit of an issue getting them on cuz the glove sticks to my hand like crazy. I found that if i use powdered gloves it... Read More

  1. by   Crux1024
    Quote from justaPhillygirl
    This sounds crazy but what would you do if you were in the OR as a scrub nurse? You can't power before surgery? so how do they keep their hands from breaking out? any thought?
    Not a Nurse but I am a Surgical Tech, I scrub alllll day long.. People rarely break out from the gloves. They usually break out as a reaction to the gown cuffs or the actual water less scrub that we use. We do have the latex free, nitrile kind of gloves though, and they work for anyone that may have sensitive skin. We were also told by the employee health nurse to wrap webril/kerlix around out wrists if we have a reaction, which is kind of weird and hard to do. But powder in the OR, is a NONO. It can get everywhere and is not sterile.
  2. by   StrwbryblndRN
    Ask your doctor/dermatologist. There may be some other options available. My husband has the same problem.
  3. by   jmgrn65
    Quote from Larry77
    I agree...but it's all about the bottom line...non-latex = more $
    aaaahhhhhh
  4. by   Rizpah
    Quote from Lacie
    I have the same issue along with a very mild latex allergy. The problem for me is not only do I soak the interior of the gloves but I itch and skin gets irritated. My job uses only latex and non-powdered. "Carrying around" in your pockets dont forget is an infection issue so I honestly wouldnt recommend it. Like the previous I carry one of the little travel samples of Gold Bond powder and use it when it's really an issue.
    Re infection issue - What about keeping the gloves in a ziplock baggie in your pocket - they are protected both from anything that may be splashed on your uniform and from any perspiration from the other side of the uniform???
  5. by   Lacie
    Quote from Rizpah
    Re infection issue - What about keeping the gloves in a ziplock baggie in your pocket - they are protected both from anything that may be splashed on your uniform and from any perspiration from the other side of the uniform???
    Never thought of it, Good idea!!!
  6. by   Spidey's mom
    When I was in Vietnam last summer, we used powdered gloves . . .I hate them but there is no way to get gloves on with all that humidity.

    I like the idea of bringing my own cornstarch powder . ..

    steph

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