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    Where do you get your gloves for bowel/bladder care?

    After my dad was discharged from rehab, our provider sent us 2 boxes of gloves before realizing our insurance (medicare/blue cross) didn't cover them. And we soon discovered they are quite pricey and even our nearby Costco (which only has latex free) isn't very cheap.

    Does anyone buy them on the internet, or are the shipping costs out of sight? What's the best deal you've found?

    #2
    Strongly recommend you use latex-free, either vinyl or nitrile. Latex allergy in either the person with SCI or their caregiver is increased by repeated exposure, and can be a serious disability.

    (KLD)
    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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      #3
      Originally posted by hlh
      Where do you get your gloves for bowel/bladder care?

      After my dad was discharged from rehab, our provider sent us 2 boxes of gloves before realizing our insurance (medicare/blue cross) didn't cover them. And we soon discovered they are quite pricey and even our nearby Costco (which only has latex free) isn't very cheap.

      Does anyone buy them on the internet, or are the shipping costs out of sight? What's the best deal you've found?


      I use the really thin food service gloves. They work fine for me. Look on ebay. You can get 1000 for about $10.00.

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        #4
        Had not thought of food service gloves before. any problems with them sliding off easy?
        Found a good deal on ebay after reading this, I believe I'm going to try them.
        wally-whirled is about 8bucks per hundred now, these are 14 shipping included for 2000, I'm gonna bite, he said buy 3 one free, thanks for the idea!

        http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=130229109179

        https://www.facebook.com/john.baxter.1213986

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          #5
          Originally posted by SCI-Nurse
          Strongly recommend you use latex-free, either vinyl or nitrile. Latex allergy in either the person with SCI or their caregiver is increased by repeated exposure, and can be a serious disability.

          (KLD)
          KLD,

          Does this mean that if you use latex gloves, eventually you may DEVELOP a latex alergy, even if you are not alergic from the start?

          I ask because I am using latex gloves, they are the cheapest thing that I could find, and I have a few thousand at the house now.

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            #6
            Yes, repeated exposure to latex, esp. to mucous membranes (ie, inside the urethra or bladder, inside the anus in the rectum during bowel care) is one of the two major ways that people become sensitized to and develop allergies to latex. Latex use in surgery is the other. Most hospitals have banned the use of latex gloves because of the number of health care professionals who now are latex allergic, in addition to patients who have had repeated latex exposure. People with SCI are in the top 3 risks groups, along with people with spina bifida and cerebral palsey.

            Use up your latex gloves but try to use them when you don't have mucous membrane contact, and then when you purchase next, get non-latex gloves.

            (KLD)
            The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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              #7
              My last two orders have been from www.dontheglove.com. I get a 10 boxes of 100 gloves at a time. They are much cheaper than buying locally and they seem to work just fine. You can get latex or vinyl from them. Check them out.

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                #8
                Originally posted by SCI-Nurse
                Yes, repeated exposure to latex, esp. to mucous membranes (ie, inside the urethra or bladder, inside the anus in the rectum during bowel care) is one of the two major ways that people become sensitized to and develop allergies to latex. Latex use in surgery is the other. Most hospitals have banned the use of latex gloves because of the number of health care professionals who now are latex allergic, in addition to patients who have had repeated latex exposure. People with SCI are in the top 3 risks groups, along with people with spina bifida and cerebral palsey.

                Use up your latex gloves but try to use them when you don't have mucous membrane contact, and then when you purchase next, get non-latex gloves.

                (KLD)
                Wow! I am glad I found that out now. I will make sure to get some nitrile gloves next time. I see they have them for a reasonable price on sledboy's link.

                Thank god for care cure

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                  #9
                  thanks for all replies. Very useful info, as always.

                  hh

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by SCI-Nurse
                    Yes, repeated exposure to latex, esp. to mucous membranes (ie, inside the urethra or bladder, inside the anus in the rectum during bowel care) is one of the two major ways that people become sensitized to and develop allergies to latex. Latex use in surgery is the other. Most hospitals have banned the use of latex gloves because of the number of health care professionals who now are latex allergic, in addition to patients who have had repeated latex exposure. People with SCI are in the top 3 risks groups, along with people with spina bifida and cerebral palsey.

                    Use up your latex gloves but try to use them when you don't have mucous membrane contact, and then when you purchase next, get non-latex gloves.

                    (KLD)
                    My rehab unit used latex gloves a lot.
                    And when I had went to my local er, they had latex gloves all over.

                    I've used only vinyl gloves for some time now, after being educated here at CC about latex exposure.

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                      #11
                      Some medical suppliers like A-Med or CCS Medical sell vinyl gloves for a reasonable price. You might also see if your insurance will cover them. I know that Medicaid in WA covers up to 9 boxes of vinyl gloves each month. I'm allergic to latex, so I have to use the vinyl gloves.

                      Plus, its also very handy to have some around in case you have to go somewhere by ambulance. The Medic One system in my county still uses latex gloves, so I keep a box on hand for the paramedics to use if I ever have to be transported by ambulance. I have constantly suggested to the county for them to switch to latex-free gloves, but they still haven't.

                      Jessie

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                        #12
                        Unfortuntely, Medicare and Blue Cross do not cover gloves. It's amazing to me that Medicare will now cover 200 catheters a month, to try to cut down the incidence of UTI's I presume, but they wont cover the gloves.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by CapnGimp
                          Had not thought of food service gloves before. any problems with them sliding off easy?
                          Found a good deal on ebay after reading this, I believe I'm going to try them.
                          wally-whirled is about 8bucks per hundred now, these are 14 shipping included for 2000, I'm gonna bite, he said buy 3 one free, thanks for the idea!

                          http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=130229109179

                          Hey Capn

                          How's it going buddy? Good, I hope.

                          No, I don't ever have a problem with em slipin off or anything. No chocolate helmet on the finger ever. hehe.

                          Sounds like ya got a good deal there. That will last ya 5 yrs.

                          Just to let ya know, I finally got off Prob in May. Don't have to deal with that crap anymore. Before ya know know it, I got mail from Amersterdam. hehe. Ya know

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                            #14
                            Thanks KLD!
                            I'm glad I saw this! I'm using latex x 17 yrs.
                            I guess I better find some vinyl gloves.
                            sigpic

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                              #15
                              https://secure.shepherd.org/pharmacy...4?OpenDocument
                              Here is a decent price for gloves.
                              Go Georgia Bulldogs

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