Cleaning up after a blowout can be tough, but gloves can be an effective way to keep the dirty and sweaty mess off of your hands.
A new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association found that gloves could help prevent hand injury and infection in the hands and fingers by preventing friction on surfaces and lubricating the fingers and hands.
The study found that hands cleaned with gloves did not leave a greasy residue and did not require washing.
“The gloves are also less likely to leave marks or scars, and they’re less likely than other gloves to cause bruising and infection,” said Dr. Jodi Pacheco, the study’s lead author.
“They may also have fewer stains and odors, and are more effective at removing bacteria and other contaminants from the fingers, hands, and other skin surfaces.
These gloves also provide additional protection from the damaging effects of bacteria and contaminants that can be transferred from the hands to the skin.”
The study analyzed data from a large number of children from three states in the United States: California, Minnesota, and New York.
The researchers looked at the safety and efficacy of handwashing gloves in the three states, as well as how many children were affected by handwashing and whether the gloves were associated with increased infection rates.
They also looked at whether the use of gloves increased the number of times children had hand infections.
The results showed that the use or removal of gloves reduced the rate of hand infections in children in both the three-state and the four-state sample groups.
However, when the study looked at how the number or types of hands were affected, the results showed no significant differences between groups.
For example, when children were tested for infections, there was no significant difference between the three groups in terms of the percentage of infections or number of hands tested.
But when children had infections and the hands were cleaned with hands-only gloves, the rate increased significantly, from 5.3 percent to 17.2 percent.
The research was published in Pediatrics.
“This is the first study to examine the safety of hand washing gloves for children who have hand injuries, infections, or hand injuries,” Dr. Pacheo said.
“These studies indicate that using gloves for handwashing is safe and effective.
The findings also provide important information for parents who may want to use gloves on their children, as the research also indicated that hands-on gloves were less likely for children with infection than hands-alone gloves.”
Parents who have a child with a hand injury, or a child who has had a hand infection should talk to their healthcare provider about using gloves,” she said.
Read more about handwashing at The National Academy of Sciences.