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Washing Dishes & Latex Gloves

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Washing Dishes & Latex Gloves

TdotNerd | Oct 10, 2011 08:19 PM

So my doctor recommended I start wearing gloves while washing dishes (as it may aggravate some eczema on my fingers) and I picked up a pair of reusable latex gloves after the appointment. It's a month and a half later and they've developed a crack on one of the fingers (not a puncture, the gloves split on their own). I've had this trouble with latex gloves before, they all eventually do this, and I find washing dishes with a damp on the inside glove to be exceedingly unpleasant. This is why I was just using my bear hands for the longest time.

Anyways, getting to the point, I need to use gloves to wash dishes, and I don't like holes in them. Are there brands of gloves that will hold up over time (I can deal with replacing them every year or so, but monthly seems excessively wasteful to me) or is this an item I'm just going to have to get used to tossing on a regular basis? Is there an easy and cheap way to patch small holes in the gloves? Are gloves an item I can keep stock on, or do they have a shelf life?

Any tips or insight here would be appreciated.

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