Viennaaxo
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So I started my first ever nursing placement (first year nursing student) last Monday. And my hands have been so dry , and yesterday they started going extremely red and today they’re so red and dry and painful, up to the point of my wrist where the gloves end when I wear them. I bought some E45 moisturiser (Ik I should have started using moisturiser when I first started but I didn’t think!) and at first it burned a little but now it’s fine. But my concern is that they’re sooo red!! It looks like some form of allergic reaction but not sure what to? I don’t believe I’m allergic to latex , however once when I used a condom it burn when I peed after sex. Has any other nursing or medical student ever had something like this? Thanks in advance !
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It sounds like you’ve got a latex allergy,use e45 until the redness goes down but if it doesn’t obviously go to your doctor to ask about it and I’m pretty sure any medical clothing/equipment place will sell latex free gloves
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Are the gloves latex? Most clinical areas I've been in use non latex gloves for day to day use because of latex allergies.

Either way, speak to occupational health, they’ll be able to have a look at what’s causing your sore hands and sort it out for you.
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(Original post by moonkatt)
Are the gloves latex? Most clinical areas I've been in use non latex gloves for day to day use because of latex allergies.

Either way, speak to occupational health, they’ll be able to have a look at what’s causing your sore hands and sort it out for you.
agree totally

( and finally i'm not PRSOM for moonkatt! )
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