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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Archived Through 2012
 FAQ - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Archived Through 2012



Can lotion be worn under gloves? 

A water-based moisturizing hand lotion may prove beneficial in preventing chapping on the hands of individuals that frequently wash their hands during the work-day. Avoid lotions with a petroleum base, as petroleum can compromise the integrity of latex gloves. (1)


(1) Larson, E, APIC. 1994 APIC Guidelines Committee. Guideline for Hand Washing and Hand Antisepsis in Health-Care Settings. Am J Infec Control 1995;23:251-269. 





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