Medical gloves and protect the patient and health care providers, creating an additional barrier to potentially infectious microorganisms. Use of gloves is recommended guidelines in the world, they are an important component of universal precautions and infection control in hospitals. The correct choice of medical gloves, depending on their physical characteristics, the subjective preferences of employees and clinical situation, which makes use of medical gloves. The physical properties of medical gloves: extensibility, ease of donning and permeability will determine the characteristics of gloves during their use. What matters is the use of substances that facilitate dressing gloves. For these purposes, often used powder containing starch, talc, magnesium oxide, etc.
However, glove powder can reduce tactile sensitivity, in addition, in some clinical situations it is expedient to avoid contact with even small amounts of powder in the work zone. For example, described cases of postoperative complications in patients with an allergy to components of the glove powder. Furthermore, the use of powdered medical gloves in dental practice can cause the patient discomfort in the mouth. In such situations, use or powder-free medical gloves, or gloves, in which instead of powder to facilitate donning and use silicone grease others. Everyone who puts on medical gloves, has its own subjective preferences, but Nevertheless, there are several general requirements: medical gloves fit the hand should be complete during the time of their use; Medical gloves should not cause fatigue of hands, so it is necessary use gloves of appropriate size; Medical gloves must maintain a good tactile sensitivity; The content of antigenic proteins in medical gloves should be minimal, since individual health workers observed antigenic response to the material of the glove (most lateksprotein). In addition, the symptoms may be caused by substances that are part of glove powder.