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Pilot Study: A Skin Protectant for Latex glove induced Dermal Sensitivity Reactions. W. BEABER, N. ARBREE, and G. KUGEL (Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA) November 1995
The Study

Latex glove induced dermal reactions are a significant problem for a growing percentage of the dental community. The purpose of this study was to determine if a commercially available foam barrier could effectively block dermal irritations caused by latex gloves. Fifteen subjects with known latex glove dermal sensitivities and fifteen subjects with no known latex glove dermal sensitivities were tested. In both groups, one hand was tested with the MARLY SKIN GUARDfoam barrier and the other hand was left barrier free. All subjects followed the same techniques of washing both hands with an oil free soap (0.4 Chlorhexadine), drying both hands, placing a glove on the non barrier hand to act as a shield to apply the foam barrier to the non-gloved surfaces of the barrier hand, and allowing the foam to dry for four minutes. The person donned and removed latex gloves, washed their hands, and performed various associated tasks as needed for up to four hours (barrier stops protecting after four hours). If they were going to continue wearing latex gloves, the technique for foam barrier application was repeated every four hours. This process was repeated daily under dental office conditions for two weeks. Persons were monitored daily for potential symptoms on both hands. Each hand was graded according to a system based on the demonstrated dermatological symptoms. Persons with latex glove sensitivities that developed reactions on the unprotected hand were switched to non latex gloves for the remainder of the study.


In the known sensitivity group, 12 of 15 developed symptoms on the unprotected hand; 15 of 15 were symptom free on the protected hand. In the no known sensitivity group, 15 of 15 were symptom free on the unprotected hand; 15 of 15 were symptom free on the protected hand. There were no symptoms in any sensitive individuals after using the foam barrier for two weeks. Data was analyzed using McNemar's test (p<0.01). The results of this study seem to indicate that MARLY SKIN GUARD foam barrier is an effective protectant against latex glove induced dermal sensitivity reactions.

Additional Clinical Report Summaries

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Institute of Pharmaceutical Engineering of the Technical University, Braunschweig

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Director of the Institute for Occupational and Social Medical Allergy Diagnostics at the Erich-Schuetz-Research-Institute of the State Spa of Salzuflen at the Wilhelms-University in Muenster, Westfalia

3) PROF. DR. MED. schöpf | Prof. dr. med. niedner – “alkaline resistance test”

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4) PROF. DR. MED. springorum – “Pre-Operative skin sealing instead of conventional plastic foils”

Medical Superintendent of the Orthopaedic Clinic, Caritas Hospital, Bad Mergentheim

5) DR. MED. talke – “Plaster Allergies”

Orthopaedist and Rheumatologist, Berlin

6) PROF. DR. MED. jung – “Light-Dependent Skin Reactions”

Full Professor at the University of Heidelberg and Medical Director of the Dermatological Hospital of the City of Mannheim

7) PROF. DR. MED. wille – “Hand disinfection”

Institute of Hospital Hygiene and Infection Control, Giessen

8) PROF. DR. Friedrich | Dr. Effendy – “Mycological Studies”

Philipps-University of Marburg, Medical Centre for Dermatological Diseases

9) PROF. DR. MED. plewig – “allergy testing with sodium lauryl sulFate and dimethyl sulFoxide”

Medical Facilities of the University of Düsseldorf, Director of the Dermatological Hospital

10) PROF. DR. MED. Otten – “sugery”

Medical Superintendent of the Surgical Clinic of the DRK-Hospitals of Wesermuende

11) Prof. DR. MED. tronnier – “Allergy test – determination of protection factors”

Medical Director of the Dermatological Hospital, Dortmund

12) DR. MED. redecker – “Decubital ulcers and pruritus in the urological Sector”

Urologist, Bruchsal

13) Prof. dr. bössmann – “contamination experiments”

Hospital of the Christian-Albrecht-University of Kiel, Centre of Oral medicine, Department of Conservative Dentistry

14) Prof. dr. bössmann – “contamination experiments”

Hospital of the Christian-Albrecht-University of Kiel, Centre of Oral medicine, Department of Conservative Dentistry

15) PROF. DR. MED. wilhelm – “Hand Desinfection”

Director of the Hand-Surgical Department Surgical City Hospital and Surgical Clinic for Outpatients, University of Munich

16) dr. Med. Baumann – “Decubitus”

Herz-Jesu-Hospital, Vienna

17) Univ. Prof. DR. MED. RAAB – “occupational Dermatoses”

Dermatologist, Vienna

18) priv.-doz. dr. Med. R. heinrich – “Decubitus”

Medical-Geriatric Clinic, University Hospital of Herne

19) Univ. Doz. dr. med. aberer – “Housewife‘s eczema”

Medical Director of the Allergy Outpatient Department, I. University Dermatological Hospital of Vienna

20) priv.-doz. dr. med. wischhöfer – “Burns, decubital ulcers”

Surgeon and Accident Surgeon Chief Medical Superintendent, Kösching District Hospital

21) dr. med. grobe – “Skin protection with wine-Growers”

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22) priv.-doz. dr. med. rudolph – “neurodermATitis”

Dermatologist and Allergist Chief Medical Superintendent, North Sea Hospital, Norderney

23) dr. Med. bescher – “Diaper dermatitis”

Paediatrician, Bensheim

24) PROF. DR. MED. weissenbacher – “Skin irritions in gynaecology (vulva)”

Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Clinic of Grosshadern – Gynaecological Dept. Munich

25) Univ. Prof. dr. dr. med. schwanitz – “skin protection from permanent wave fluid”

University of Osnabrück, Commission of medical health sciences

26) dr. med. lutfi – “perianal Eczema - irritative dermatitis”

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27) prof. dr. med. fuesgen – “prevention of skin damage in elderly immobilized patients”

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28) prof. dr. med. knopf – “empirical report on the use of Marly Skin GUARD™ in occupational practice”

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29) prim. Univ. Doz. dr. Med. Zechmann – “Handling of minor radioactive substances”

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30) DR. MED. duschet | prof. dr. med. gschnait – “Skin protection in the surroundings of VENOUS ULCERS”

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31) Univ. Doz. dr. med. chlud – “controlled pharmacokinetic investigations of the percutane penetration-inhibiting effect of oestrogen by a skin protector Marly Skin GUARD™

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32) prof. dr. med. vanscheidt – “liquid absorbing capacity of diapers after local skin pretreatment with various topical preperations”

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33) prof. dr. med. rufli – “Annotated summary of experiences with the skin protector Marly Skin GUARD™

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