Surgical Disposable Gloves
Medical gloves are disposable gloves that doctors or nurses use during the medical examinations. Also, they use medical gloves during the procedures to prevent cross-contamination between patients and caregivers. The medical gloves feature various polymers such as latex, polyvinyl chloride, nitrile rubber, and neoprene. These come unpowdered or powdered with corn starch. These substances keep the gloves lubricated and make it easier to put them on the hands.
The use of Corn starch replaced the tissue-irritating talc and lycopodium powder. However, even corn starch can delay healing if it comes in contact with the tissues during surgery. Considering the disadvantages, the doctors and nurses prefer using unpowdered gloves more often during surgery and other sensitive processes. The manufacturers use an advanced procedure to replace the lack of powder.
Apart from medicine, medical gloves are widely in use in biochemical and chemical laboratories. The medical gloves can provide some primary protection against surface contamination and corrosives. However, solvents and various hazardous chemicals can penetrate the surface of these gloves. That is why users should not use these for dishwashing or any other similar tasks.