Re[2]: Glove reaction (possible different etiology)

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From:"Jeff Crews"<>
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     That's a good point: even if a product causes no problems most of the 
     time, remember that ANY lab glove will create an occlusive barrier 
     over the skin, which is one of the best ways of increasing 
     percutaneous absorption. So the product that causes you no problem on 
     the weekends causes a reaction when you put on your gloves.  jc 

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Subject: RE: Glove reaction (possible different etiology) 
Author:  "Kellar  Eric" <kellarec@MSX.UPMC.EDU> at internet
Date:    04/27/2000 2:46 PM

I had a similar contact dermatitis on my palms and between my fingers, and 
showed it to my Dermatopathologist. I was concerned that it may also be my 
new nitrile gloves or some other chemical in the laboratory. He diagnosed it 
as being caused by a hair product that I was using (applying it to my palms 
and rubbing it between my fingers before applying it to my hair  - it 
contained nettle and I happen to be allergic to nettle. He was right!  After 
a few cortisone applications and discontinued use of the hair product ...all 
was back to normal. 
Eric C. Kellar
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> From: 	pam plumlee[] 
> Sent: 	Thursday, April 27, 2000 11:10 AM 
> To:
> Subject: 	Glove reaction
> Good morning:  I've had a reaction in the past few 
> months on my palms and inbetween my fingers.  I get 
> little white and red blister like bumps that take
> quite a while to dry up and go away.  They do not 
> itch.
> I've been wearing gloves for about 20 years and never 
> had a problem.  When this started I was wearing a
> combo of regular powder free latex and nitrile.  I
> thought I might be having a reaction to the latex so I 
> switched to nitrile only.  After going through 2
> brands of nitrile its still happening.  Anyone out 
> there have this problem?  Any suggestions or
> solutions?  Thanks for your time, Pam 
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