Eczema or psoriasis on hands, palms, fingers or nails can make it difficult to get through the day - especially if your job requires you to wear latex or nitrile gloves! Unfortunately, many people suffer from latex or nitrate sensitivity. Read on to discover the best gloves to wear to protect your sensitive hands from further irritation.
Please keep in mind that although what we discuss in this post can relieve eczema, we are in no way medical professionals. If you’re experiencing severe eczema symptoms like an infection, it is best to seek medical advice immediately.
Best Gloves for Nitrile or Latex Sensitivity
If you suffer from a nitrile or latex sensitivity, contact with these fabrics can trigger a negative reaction or further aggravate eczema symptoms. The best gloves for sensitive skin will have the following qualities:
- Soft and breathable: Some examples of durable fabrics that are both soft and breathable include bamboo, cotton, and TENCEL. Tencel, in particular, has been clinically proven to improve eczema and reduce itching.
- Made from Natural Material: It goes without saying that your gloves should be free of latex, nylon, nickel and formaldehyde. To protect your skin from irritation, look for hypoallergenic material.
- Contain Moisture-Wicking Properties: To help prevent sweaty irritation or chafing, look for a glove with moisture-wicking properties. The last thing you need is for sweat to further aggravate your eczema!
- Provide a Comfortable Stretch: As eczema and latex do not mix, you want to look for latex-free elastane. This extra bit of stretch will help your gloves last longer and maintain a nice fitted shape.
Remedywear™ Eczema Gloves
If your job requires you to wear latex or nitrile gloves, the constant rubbing against your skin can cause irritation or exacerbate eczema flare-ups. As a solution, you can wear our Remedywear™ gloves underneath.
“I work in a laboratory and need to wear nitrile gloves all day. The sweat and humidity irritate my skin a lot. These gloves fit underneath and feel great. They get a little damp after a few hours in gloves but my skin remains happy. Would recommend to lab rats everywhere with sensitive skin."
Remedywear™ Fingerless Gloves for Adults– Helps keeps palms and wrists protected while healing skin with TENCEL and anti-inflammatory zinc. These gloves also offer moisture-wicking properties that make them perfect for wearing under other gloves or clothing.
Remedywear™ Gloves for Adults– We highly recommend these form-fitting gloves from Remedywear™. Made from eco-friendly TENCEL and embedded with anti-inflammatory zinc they were specially designed to treat eczema, psoriasis, or sensitivity. Thanks to their moisture-wicking properties and latex-free elastic stretch, they’re perfect for wearing underneath nitrile or latex gloves.
Remedywear™ Kid Gloves– If your little ones suffers from eczema or a latex or nitrile sensitivity, try these Remedywear™ Kid Gloves. Made with a soft and breathable fabric, they truly fit like a second skin. Enjoy the effects of the moisture-wicking properties that help prevent chafing. With a stretchy fit that extends just past the wrists, your child can find relief from irritation by wearing underneath latex or nitrile gloves.
Further Treatment for Hand Eczema
We recommend you boost the effectiveness of wearing Remedywear™ gloves by pairing with dry wrap therapy and a natural moisturizer.
Dry wrapping is an effective way to protect the skin and lock in moisture. It’s a simple process. All you have to do is wear the gloves over an emollient for an extended period of time, preferably overnight. It's an easy way to find soothing relief for itchiness or irritation on your palms, fingers or wrists.
For a natural moisturizer, you can’t go wrong with this Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream. An oil-based balm, it’s made with just six ingredients — including Manuka honey! With no fillers, fragrance, or preservatives, it’s 100% natural, making it perfect for sensitive or eczema-prone skin. Your skin will love its soft buttery texture. Wear the gloves overnight, and upon removing in the morning, be sure to reapply the moisturizer. Continue to wear the gloves throughout the day. You should start to notice a difference in your skin within 24-48 hours.
Bio: Laura is a contributor and content developer for The Eczema Company. She is in no way a medical professional. Her comments, suggestions, and reflections are not intended to replace any medical advice. Always seek the help of a medical professional before undertaking any diet or lifestyle changes.