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  1. sherone

    glove allergy

    Yeah over here we have the disabilty descrimation act and the equality act. Each time I'm banging my head against a wall. There must be a suitable glove out there for me as one day I'll be a patient. Does anyone in the USA have the name of the company that supplies medical grade vinyl? Surely if the vinyl are suitable in the USA they would be suitable in another trust in the UK. Probably really naive of me but I have even said I am prepared to take a risk to my own health in order to be able to qualify in 2016.
  2. sherone

    glove allergy

    It is so annoying, I have not seen occupational health other than for my vaccinations. It has taken me 2years to even be referred to occ health. No one has been helpful, I feel like I have been left on my own until I just fall in a hole and say I give up on nursing. I was 18 when I started as a HCA and I am now 25, I am so strong willed that I won't give in. I have contacted RCN for advice. I've got some samples on order from some glove companies, so surely the head of nursing and programme lead cannot just kick me off the course.... Can they? A type 4 allergy involves a delayed skin rash with blistering and oozing of the skin, also the swelling of hands and wrists. A reaction can take anything from 6 hours to 4 plus days
  3. sherone

    glove allergy

    I have tried the purple gloves and they exacerbate my allergy, my hands and forearms swell as though I have lymphodema. The vinyl have an increased permeability for prolonged use and research back in 1998 suggest they do not protect against bbv, also infection control policies in my current trust state vinyl gloves are not to be used. I have found hypoallergenic gloves however they do not conform to the European medical guidelines. I am beginning to think my career is going to ending really prematurely.
  4. sherone

    glove allergy

    My clinical educator said they were too permeable and they are against my current trusts infection control policy which is a problem. I have been using vinyl gloves problem free on my skin for 2 years and now I am being stopped from clinical placement until suitable gloves are found.
  5. sherone

    glove allergy

    I have used nitrile blue gloves and accelerator free purple gloves but they have rubber accelerators in that I react to. I have double gloved over the vinyl and my hands become itchy and red :-(
  6. sherone

    glove allergy

    I'm a 2nd year student now, after continually asking my university to refer me to occupational health since commencing the course they finally have; to be told I shouldn't be a nurse, I'm unfit to be a nurse. the support has been really poor from the start. Vinyl gloves were fine to use until recently.
  7. sherone

    glove allergy

    Hello, I am a student nurse in the UK with a type 4 latex and natural rubber latex allergy (carba mix and thiuram mix). Does any one have the same allergy as me? I have been told I shouldn't be a nurse due to my allergy, but this is all I have ever wanted to do. Leaving this course doesn't even come into the equation for me. Does anyone else know what gloves may be suitable or anyone with the same allergy? I was wearing vinyl gloves for clinical placement however they do not offer adequate protection against blood Bourne viruses. Thank you all, Sherone