Causes of nitrile gloves allergy?

YIGLOVES's Nitrile gloves are refined and processed from high-quality nitrile rubber. Nitrile rubber is made by emulsion polymerization of butadiene and acrylonitrile. Its products have excellent oil resistance, high wear resistance and good heat resistance.Nitrile gloves themselves do not cause allergies in people.

So what causes nitrile gloves allergy?

1.Nitrile gloves with powder

Nitrile gloves are mainly made of nitrile rubber and can be divided into two categories: powder and powder-free. It has an anti-oil effect, does not contain latex protein, does not cause an allergic reaction, and has anti-static, aging, and oil resistance properties. The shape of the glove is designed according to the shape of the human hand, with great sensitivity, excellent tensile properties and puncture resistance, high tensile strength, and excellent wear resistance.

Nitrile gloves with powder may have serious effects on the user's skin. Glove powder may significantly reduce skin moisture and dry out the skin, which is the first sign of irritation. Glove powder may also damage hand epidermal cells by absorbing lipids, which maintain their normal cohesion. When epidermal protection is compromised, the permeability of chemicals and other allergens increases. Studies have shown that using powder-free gloves instead of powder-covered gloves can reduce symptoms of eczema and itchiness in the hands.

2. Synthetic nitrile gloves

During the production of synthetic nitrile and Vinyl Gloves, manufacturers use various substances to turn the base ingredients into the final glove materials. These chemicals are in both the process to form the actual PVC and nitrile and to turn these materials into gloves.
To create vinyl, petroleum is used in the manufacturing process. Petroleum is used to create naphtha, which is combined with other chemicals to form ethylene. The ethylene is combined with chlorine, and through two more transformations, this combination becomes polyvinyl chloride.With synthetics, the issue lies with the petroleum. While rare, petroleum allergies do occur in some individuals.
As a result of contact with the glove materials, individuals with petroleum allergies experience contact dermatitis, which may lead to skin irritation, hives, redness and blistering in more extreme cases. Respiratory effects, such as throat itching, coughing and wheezing, appear with allergic reactions to petroleum gas but not commonly with petroleum-based gloves.

3.Indirect causes of irritation

One common issue is an irritative substance on the hands. Certain substances, such as residual hand soap or a scented lotion, will not cause too much of a problem on an exposed hand, but the associated reaction to it will be more pronounced in some individuals when they have a glove pressing the substance to their skin.
This issue is more evident when a glove is too small. Overall, too-tight gloves create irritation and discomfort as the skin is unable to breathe inside the glove.


The first thing to consider when buying nitrile gloves is whether they meet the requirements of use. Do not covet cheap and buy nitrile gloves with less than the required quality, otherwise, it will affect the final product's excellent rate.

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