Latex Exam Gloves

Latex Exam Gloves From Top Manufacturers 

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Latex exam gloves are offered by Blossom, EcoBee, Aurelia, Cranberry, Medline, SuperMax, iSmile, RelyAid and many more - thirty choices in all.

The natural, latex formulation in latex exam gloves has a longstanding reputation for fit, flexibility and comfort, and yet some people have an allergic sensitivity to the material. 

A Choice in Thickness, Aroma and Texture

Depending on your personal preferences, combined with the specifics of the task at hand, selecting a latex exam glove should take several factors into account. Depending on the job, you can choose from a variety of thicknesses. Latex exam gloves from My Glove Depot are offered in thicknesses beginning at 3.2 mil, up to a thickness of 8.7 mil for Medline surgical gloves. Some are enhanced by mint or peppermint aroma. Not all people appreciate the aroma of natural latex gloves, and minty treatments can make a difference, particularly in the dentist's’ office.

Textured gloves have also become an important consideration. In wet or slippery conditions, textured fingertips can help you keep a firm grip, even on glass. Some latex exam gloves are textured at just the fingertips or the palm, while others are textured over the entire hand. Certain situations may call for a “honeycomb” type of texturing, and the Aurelia Distinct brand has a patented honeycomb surface on their gloves.

Latex Versus Nitrile and Vinyl

Natural rubber latex, nitrile and vinyl are the most widely used disposable glove materials. Each material has features that make it ideal for specific applications.

Natural latex that is used to make latex exam gloves is derived from plants, and is a popular choice for medical and industrial use.

Key advantages of latex are:

  • Dependable barrier protection 
  • Consistent fit 
  • Flexibility

Latex provides a bit more comfort and dexterity than nitrile or vinyl. The downside to latex is the possibility of latex-related allergic reactions that range from simple irritation to anaphylaxis, which can be life-threatening. Some companies are developing a low-protein latex that may reduce the possibilities of latex sensitivity.

If you’re looking for an alternative to latex exam gloves, nitrile is a very popular synthetic material which replicates many of the positive characteristics of latex (flexibility, strength and durability). Nitrile is a material that exhibits rubber-like characteristics. These gloves are widely used across all industries and are often used to protect both the worker and the 
materials being handled.