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How to Choose Disposable Gloves

Disposable gloves, also known as hospital gloves, are especially great for protecting yourself or caregivers when managing and cleaning incontinence. Determining the appropriate gloves for your needs is as simple as selecting the material and size. There are three main materials used for the creation of changing gloves: vinyl, latex, and nitrile. Although each category serves to shield your hands, each material, naturally, has its own pros and cons and will benefit you in different ways.

Material: If you are looking for cost-effective changing gloves, you might want to consider selecting a vinyl glove. Vinyl is a synthetic material that is not biodegradable. Generally speaking, vinyl gloves are the most economical selection. With a low-cost option, though, it only provides standard protection and is not as durable. However, it is important to note that a glove's quality is not solely determined by its material. The quality of your disposable gloves will vary based by manufacturer and technology.

If you're able to spend a little more money, you can get more protection from latex gloves. Latex gloves are renowned for their flexibility and durability, and remain to be the conventional choice in the medical industry. If you need a glove that offers durability, comfort, superlative fit, and acute tactile responsiveness, then this glove is absolutely for you. However, many individuals have an allergy to latex. If you are aware of a latex allergy or are unsure, Vitality Medical recommends that you select vinyl or nitrile gloves.

If you're wanting the best of the best changing gloves, you choose nitrile gloves. Although the cost of these gloves are relatively higher than latex and vinyl, they are worth every cent when it comes to managing incontinence. Nitrile gloves are incredibly durable, so you do not have to worry about accidentally tearing part of the glove and coming into contact with bodily waste. Please keep in mind that nitrile gloves are made out of petroleum. If you are aware of a petroleum sensitivity or allergy, please consider a different glove for managing incontinence.

Vinyl Glove Pros

  • Cost-effective
  • Latex-free

  • Vinyl Glove Cons

  • Less durable
  • Lower quality

  • Latex Glove Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Highly durable
  • Allows tactile acuity
  • Latex Glove Cons

  • Latex allergies
  • Can irritate or dry your skin
  • Nitrile Glove Pros

  • Superlative barrier
  • Latex-free
  • Excellent durability
  • Nitrile Glove Cons

  • More costly
  • Petroleum base
  • Sizes: Equally important to a disposable glove's material is its size. You want to make sure that a glove fits you well. You do not want the glove to be too large, as it will cause you a loss of dexterity and leaves room for bodily waste to make contact with your skin. Nor do you want a hospital glove to be too tight, as that can cause it to rip or cause discomfort. When you are trying on hospital gloves, you want to set a goal of not too tight or too loose. Essentially, you are aiming for a snug fit without causing you discomfort. Sizes generally range from extra-small to extra-large.

    Sizing loosely correlates to your traditional glove size. So, if you normally wear a medium glove size, a medium hospital glove will most likely suit you well. When you're wearing the appropriately sized glove, you will be able to easily and efficiently manage incontinence.

    At Vitality Medical, we only carry the glove brands that you know, love, and trust. Order now to effectively manage incontinence today!

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