Rubber Glove Rash | Vytex Natural Rubber Latex

Rubber Glove Rash

Having a rubber glove rash can lead to other allergic reactions including irritated skin, swelling, difficulty breathing, sneezing, and itchy or watery eyes. These symptoms may be signs of latex allergy, which affects millions of people worldwide. Most rubber gloves are actually made of Natural Rubber Latex (NRL), which can be the cause of the allergy symptoms.

If you have experienced latex allergy, and you believe it is from contact with rubber gloves, it is important to identify all other products that contain natural rubber latex you come into constant contact with. Some of the most common products that contain natural rubber latex include:

  • Condoms
  • Balloons
  • Bed Mattresses
  • Pacifiers
  • Bandages and tapes
  • Adhesives (i.e. , storage tape, candy wrappers)
  • Socks and underwear bands

Vystar® Corporation created Vytex® NRL because the world needs better latex products such as latex rubber gloves. Vystar’s research team devoted more than seven years to finding a way to significantly reduce the allergy-causing proteins typically found in traditional natural rubber latex. This development means that products such as rubber gloves can be manufactured with Vytex NRL and retain all of the desirable qualities of natural rubber latex, with the added benefit of significantly reduced protein levels. These reduced levels substantially decrease the risk of developing allergic reactions to latex.

If you believe you suffer from rashes caused by wearing rubber gloves, contact your physician or healthcare provider about your concerns and consider being tested for latex allergy. For more information on allergies, visit the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology website. For further information on Vytex NRL or to find products made with Vytex NRL. We also recommend looking for the “Vytex® NRL” logo for a better latex with significantly reduced antigenic protein levels.