I'm headed to the doctor's shortly to discuss a weird rash on the insides of
my fingers. Naturally, he'll ask if I've come into contact with anything new
or unusual. The only thing I can think of is a pair of new work gloves - the
orange-ish suede leather ones available at Home Depot and places like that.
Has anyone here ever had a reaction to leather gloves? I'm wondering about
Never had a rash, but every time I use a new pair of the orange gloves
my hands turn orange. For that reason I prefer to buy the grey gloves if
they are available.
I generally buy the cheapest heavy gloves I can because I generally use
about 3-8 pairs per year. Most of them get lost, but several get worn
out. It also happens with the more expensive gloves. [See my previous
post on shovels]
Doug Kanter wrote:
A reaction to latex seems to be quite common. Could you
have a reaction to latex ? Hospital gloves and such are
made from latex.
Also, hospital staff and medics are told to avoid using suede
gloves at all times because they are impossible to disinfect if
the glove becomes contaminated. So if the gloves are bought
used... who knows what's in 'em.
The following link looks like pretty good info...
I got quite a few links by searching for
"leather gloves" reaction rash
Three links turned up for...
"suede gloves" reaction rash
Hope that helps.
On Thursday, September 16, 2004 7:38:41 PM UTC-7, Jim Carlock wrote:
Knock on wood, I haven't had rash from the gauntlets I wear for prickly plants like roses, cacti, etc. Leather palms, fabric uppers. (Gauntlets because I have to wear gloves to protect my arms as well as hands. Plant pricks take a while to heal on me.)
I use the vinyl gloves sold in boxes in most drugstores. I like the vinyl because they are tough and permit a finer grasp. (Of course "heavy" is indispensable in, well, heavy tasks.)
Vinyl gloves -- NOT "surgical latex!!! --are cheap and disposable, but can often be reused.
Just my .02
Clean up real good and try some over the counter hydrocortisone cream.
Inside of the fingers is a place where things like poison ivy take
hold easily because the skin is thin and moist there. Poison ivy is
pretty much like any of the other dermatitis you can get from things
I am not a doctor, I don't even have a yacht or bmw
On 9/17/04 8:31 AM, in article
And speaking from painful personal experience, be very careful around poison
ivy this time of year. I grabbed a clump of leaves that more closely
resembled a beech seedling (4 serrated leaves on 3 inch stalk and not the
least bit shiny) and ended up with 6 foot of poison ivy, leaves, vine and
roots. Despite immediately washing with Technu, I ended up in Urgent Care
and with a course of steroids for a systemic case. It still took almost a
week for the pain to end and I was still getting new flare ups 10 days
Thankfully, I am better now, with just a few spots to heal over now. I
wouldn't wish that on anyone - including spammers.
BTW - are the gloves the goat leather or a cowhide? I recall a buddy that
was allergic to goats milk reacting to goat leather gloves.
not leather, but when I put on certain chem resistant gloves (neoprene
coated?), I get an uncomfortable feeling and they smell unhealthy. no rash
though. I usually can flush them with water and wear them after awhile.
do both your hands have the same rash or is it just on one hand? if you
were allergic to the gloves I'd think you'd have symptoms on other parts of
your hand, Having them on the inside of your fingers is really specific,
Yes, I have. Not till I got a bit older, but recently I had a bout with eczema
due to wearing gloves and having wet hands in them. I bought this very
expensive prescription cream and in 24 hours my hands, which were on fire with
itching, were calmed.
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Yes, I had the same problem. In fact my index finger became infected and I ended
up taking antibiotics for 10 days to get rid of the Staph infection caused by
the gloves. I always suspected the problem was due to the gloves and now, thanks
to your post, I am positive it was the gloves.
Ma has taken to wearing rubber gloves inside
of the heavier work gloves for another reason,
but i can see why when you think of what
suede/leather goes through to become what it is
in a glove and then the whole issue of how clean
they are after some number of uses.
we use gloves that can be washed. i prefer
cheapo cotton gloves for some tasks because they
have some cushion to them. so far she's bought
two different kinds from Home Depot to use for
garden tasks and i can use them, but they do not
fit very well and it can slow things down so i
switch back to the cotton gloves instead. and
then there is the simple fact that i can't stand
the smell of some of them. yuck. feel like i
have a chemical factory on the end of my little
If the rash is only between your fingers it may not be the gloves,
otherwise your entire hand would have the rash... could be what you
were handling while wearing the gloves... plant oils will seep through
leather gloves, especially those rough textured porous suede gloves
that typically have very thin gussets between the fingers. Perhaps
you were handling poison ivy or the like... also not wise to share
gloves, and I don't recommend leather gloves for gardening.
On Tuesday, November 11, 2014 9:28:56 AM UTC-8, Brooklyn1 wrote:
I do use leather-PALM gloves for rough tasks but it's only the PALM; between the fingers is fabric.
Also, may I repeat suggestion of using disposable VINYL -- NOT LATEX -- gloves for ordinary garden tasks.
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