When choosing the right medical gloves for you, there are many brands and types of choices. It may be difficult to determine which medical glove is the best choice for you.
In the article, we’ll compare the two most popular medical glove choices, latex and nitrile gloves. Both have pros and cons, and it really is based on what glove suits your specific needs.
Nitrile Medical Gloves
Nitrile gloves are made of a synthetic rubber. They are typically puncture resistant and mold to your hand for a great fit. Plus, they are static resistant and reduced slipping and sticking.
Nitrile gloves are often referred to as a medical grade glove, and are the number one choice when needing a latex free alternative. This is a major problem that healthcare providers run into all the time with latex allergies on the rise, and are considered perfect for high-risk situations. Nitrile medical gloves protect and resist against many chemicals and viruses.
They are available in various colors with the most popular choices being black, blue or white. The benefits of choosing the black or blue gloves because they make it easy to see if the glove has been punctured.
Nitrile gloves are available lightly powdered or powder free glove options and have a long shelf life. Aside from medical, nitrile gloves are popular in a variety of industries including automotive, beauty salons, food preparation and handling, industrial, janitorial, laboratory, law enforcement, security, and tattoo parlors.
Latex gloves are made of a natural rubber latex, and considered biodegradable and environmentally friendly. Our Westlake Village medical gloves are perfect for someone that needs fine motor control and sensitive touch.
Latex gloves are cost effective and durable for wearing in an extended amount of time. The number one reason that these gloves are not ideal in the medical field is because it can cause an allergic reaction in some people. However, many surgeons like to use latex gloves as they are safe and offer extensive protection high-risk situations.
They are available in a natural color and come either powdered or powder free. Industries that use these latex gloves are food preparation and service, household, industrial, janitorial, laboratory, maintenance and pet care.
Conveniently located in Westlake Village, CA, please stop by Apollo HomeCare Supply and we will assist you with all of your gloves needs as we carry a large and diverse variety of medical and vinyl gloves all of your other PPE needs such as masks, hand sanitizer (with 65% alcohol), medical gowns, surgical head covers, foot covers and face shields. We specialize and have a huge supply of Bathroom safety products, Blood glucose monitors, Canes and crutches, CPAP devices, Incontinence, infection prevention (Gloves, masks, gowns, etc.), homecare beds, Lift chairs, Mobility power scooters, Nebulizer equipment, orthotics (Splints, Bracing & Supports), oxygen concentrators, Walkers, knee walkers and rollators, essential oils, yoga supplies, wheelchairs and power wheelchairs and Wound care products.