Medical gloves are used during medical examinations and procedures. These gloves are disposable and help to prevent the cross-contamination between the caregivers and the patients. The medical gloves are made of different polymers like latex, nitrile rubber, polyvinyl chloride, and neoprene. They also come in two variants powdered and non-powdered.
Powdered gloves typically contain cornstarch powder which acts as a donning agent. The corn starch added to these gloves makes it easier to put on and remove the gloves and also prevents the gloves from sticking together. The amount of powder used in these gloves varies. The powdered gloves tend to have more grip and affordable than non-powdered ones.
Powdered gloves can be used in the healthcare industry, quick cleaning, and busy environments. People who wear disposable gloves but need a product that is easy to slip on their hands then powdered gloves are the best option for them. There are powdered latex, nitrile, and vinyl gloves available. Powdered gloves are beneficial for individuals whose palms are prone to sweating as the powder absorbs all the excess moisture on the hands.
Powdered gloves are not suitable for many applications, as the cornstarch powder interferes with certain chemical and biological procedures such as wound closures. The cornstarch powder is applied to the gloves near the end of the manufacturing process.
Benefits of Powdered Gloves:
- Extremely comfortable.
- Excellent moisture absorbing capacity.
- Fits very well.
- Easy to put on and take off.
- Useful in high-risk situations.
Disadvantages of Powdered Gloves:
The major disadvantage of these gloves is the Cornstarch powder as it is harmful to the patients as well as the health care workers. The powder in these gloves reacts with the skin and can cause allergic reactions to the user as well as the patient. It can also cause irritation when in contact with the exposed skin surface. Hence, powdered gloves are banned in few countries like Germany, The United States of America, and The United Kingdom.
Where to buy Powdered Gloves?
Powdered Gloves are available in Hyderabad at:
TrueCare Surgicals (Store 1)
Address: H.No 1-100, G2, Hitech City main road, Opposite Indian Oil Petrol Pump, Madhapur, Hyderabad, Telangana 500081.
TrueCare Surgicals (Store 2)
Address: Nizampet X road, Near Sri Holistic Hospital, Behind Vasireddy Swagruha Foods, Kukatpally, Hyderabad, Telangana 500072.