In response to the growing interest in allergic contact dermatitis, the latest Patented Low Derma Technology is the solution to protect the glove users from skin induced allergies.
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Glove users may be aware of Type I Hypersensitivity that is caused by protein found in natural rubber latex. Since most glove users have switched from latex gloves to nitrile gloves, Type I Hypersensitivity incidence is on the decline. However, some nitrile users are still experiencing allergy reactions. These reactions are mostly associated with the accelerator chemicals. The sulfur-based chemical accelerators commonly used in the glove manufacturing process of nitrile and other non-latex gloves can cause type IV Hypersensitivity.
Type IV Hypersensitivity, known as Allergic Contact Dermatitis or Chemical Allergy, is a cell-mediated reaction that potentially causes skin inflammatory responses by derma contact presented during manufacturing process. Symptoms may include red rash, small blisters and swelling or clustered vesicles that often elicit pain when scratched. Click here to learn about the types of skin reaction.
In response to the growing interest in allergic contact dermatitis, the latest Patented Low Derma Technology is the solution to protect the glove users from skin induced allergies. With low dermatitis potential that is the first FDA approval granted in the dental industry, this type of nitrile gloves are specifically engineered as accelerator-free with innovative manufacturing approaches that reduces the potential of Type IV Hypersensitivity.
Cranberry's Transcend Nitrile Accelerator-Free gloves are free of powder and natural rubber latex, minimizing the risk of Type I Hypersensitivity. Plus, the latest Low Derma Technology significantly reduce the risk of Type IV Hypersensitivity. This unique formulation also provides stronger durability than traditionally manufactured nitrile glove material.
What is contact dermatitis?
Contact dermatitis is a skin condition that develops from repeated exposure to certain chemicals. In dental, this exposure is commonly found from remnants of chemical accelerators used in the manufacture of gloves.
What are chemical accelerators?
Chemical accelerators are used in glove manufacturing to stabilize synthetic rubber molecules into strong and durable gloves. These accelerators are the major cause of Allergic Contact Dermatitis reactions.
What are accelerator-free gloves?
Accelerator-Free gloves are manufactured without the use of accelerator chemicals such as Mercaptobenzothiazole (MBTs), thiazoles, thiurams and dithiocarbamates to help protect glove users from a nonallergic reaction to any of the numerous irritants from both glove and non-glove associated sources.
Should I consider using accelerator-free gloves?
For nitrile glove users, the possibility of glove allergy should be considered in all case of hand dermatitis. the usual culprits are additive chemicals called accelerators. because of their effects on the chemical reactions that change liquid rubber formulations into tough rubber films. Accelerator-free nitrile gloves are strongly recommended for people who are sensitive to these additives.
How soon will I see the effectiveness after wearing Accelerator-Free gloves?
It varies, depends on the skin conditions (personal experience). The effectiveness can lead from 1 week to several months. We would be happy to send you free samples to try on. You can request the samples here.
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