Price of Disposable Hand Gloves in Nigeria
Since the outbreak of the disease in Nigeria a lot of people wearing latex gloves with the intent of preventing contact with surfaces, so as to try and stop the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. The only problem is that these gloves aren’t as easy to use as you’d expect, and they come with caveats.
While we’ve got links for you to get latex and other rubber gloves online, we seriously recommend you only buy what you need. Yes, we all want to be protected,¬†but do not hoard these gloves. Medical professionals need these gloves, just like they need the N95 respirators, face-masks,¬†disposable coverall and face-shields
All you should know about Disposable Hand Gloves
The biggest piece of advice we’re seeing from medical professionals is to not treat latex gloves as an easy way to go back to living your life normally. They’re not an alternative to washing your hands, using hand sanitizer or performing any of the other important safety measures we’ve been doing these days.
Dr. Amesh Adalja, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, told the¬†Today Show¬†that “Latex gloves can rip very easily … They’re not designed for going out, running up stairs, doing things in daily life. They’re not very durable when it comes to pumping gas or anything … They’re going to get holes. They’re not meant for wearing during activities and daily living. Even as a physician, I have my gloves rip all the time.”
You should also know how coronavirus spreads, because the gloves won’t protect against every method. Aline Holmes, an RN in New Jersey, told Today that the virus spreads through mucus and water droplets that people emit, and “those droplets go about four or five feet and then drop to the ground. Wearing gloves isn’t necessarily going to do anything … Eventually, you’ll take those gloves off.”
This is why I’m throwing away each pair of gloves after use, and taking care to avoid touching the outsides of the gloves. That last part is huge, as Adajla said people will likely touch their faces while wearing the gloves, which you shouldn’t do. You wouldn’t carve open a hot pepper wearing gloves and tap your gloves’ fingertips against your eyes right?
Lastly, we’ve got proper glove removal instructions, straight from the NCDC.
How to remove latex gloves
- Do not touch your bare skin with the outside of a glove.
- Using one glove, pull the other from the base at wrist.
- Peel the glove away from your body, pulling it inside out.
- Hold that glove in the still-gloved hand.
- Using the hand that isn’t in a glove, peel off the glove you’re wearing, by inserting your fingers inside, at the wrist.
- Pull the second glove inside out, and dispose of both properly.