Surgical Gloves

Although disposable surgical gloves were designed for use in the operating room, they have a wide array of uses, from healthcare to cooking and cleaning. Nearly any time you're concerned about protecting yourself and others from infection, disposable gloves are a good idea.

One of the major considerations in choosing surgical gloves is material. The most common materials used are latex, vinyl and nitrile. Latex gloves are tear-resistant and very flexible, so they fit the hand snugly and allow for maximum dexterity. Vinyl gloves are looser fitting but are adequate for tasks that don't require a very high level of dexterity and protection, and they tend to be less expensive than latex gloves. They can also be a good choice if you or someone you'll have contact with has a latex allergy. If you need all the benefits of a latex glove but are concerned about allergies, the best choice is nitrile. However, nitrile gloves tend to be more expensive than other types.

In addition to material, consider whether you want powdered or powder-free gloves. Powdered gloves are easier to get on and off, but they're often more expensive and may cause allergic reactions in some people. Also, make sure to purchase gloves in the right size for your hands.

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