Sorry to hear about that experience with the gloves. Just a quick heads up - you may also be allergic to the chemicals that are used in the production of a wide range of gloves. Many have not made the connection between latex and the various "accelerants" (:selfbonk:cannot rememberer spelling
) which are chemicals.
Sometimes also you might have a cornstarch allergy. I know you are thinking "but their powderless" well there is powderless and then there is no powder.
Powderless means that the gloves have less that an preagreed upon percentage of powdered. If there was no powder no one could get the gloves on.
Your description of the reaction is exactly the same as mine to neoprene.
How much benedryl do you take? You do need to go to a dermatoligst and let them know what happened, show him the area on your face that still looks really bad and let him get you on the right combination of drugs. When I have a reaction I take benedryl 100 mg. Pepcid 40mg and Solumedrol 5mg. I have these medications with me at all time. Benedryl only works on 1 of the 2 types of histamine in your body so that is why you take both benedryl and pepcid
I have not heard anything about vinyl
reactions but as I said above there could have been other chemicals present. Keep a list of things that make you itch, gives you GI trouble, or gives you what we have been calling brain fog(like you are out of step and cannot process thoughts correctly). This may help identify what you are reacting to.
Hang in there, I hope you do not have the trouble some have. Keep in touch and let me know how you do.