November 2014

Nitrile, Latex, or Latex-Free Exam Gloves: Which Works for Me?
There are many varieties of medical gloves. How do you choose which type of gloves to use? What should you look for in an medical exam glove? What is a nitrile glove? Does it matter if they are powdered or powder free? How do you know if you are allergic to latex?

It can be daunting to see a shelf or online medical supply store full of many varieties of the same item. They are made of different materials and they have different costs, so how do you know which one you need? Personal preference is always a factor. You want your exam gloves to fit well and to be comfortable. You also need to be able to work while you wear them. Exam gloves that fall off your hands or impede movement would not be helpful to you at all. Exam gloves come in a variety of sizes. [More]