A dermal hand aid for people with:
Protexgloves offer relief to people who suffer from sun sensitivity and chronic skin and hand conditions. Protexgloves are durable, lightweight grip-friendly gloves with 50+ UVA and UVB sun protection knit into the cutting edge fabric. Protexgloves prevent simple, everyday tasks from becoming painful ordeals. You get the protection you need and the comfort you desire. Now you can safeguard your hands in style without sacrificing dexterity.
Made with a unique blend of Supplex® nylon and Lycra® elastane, Protexgloves are form fitting and lightweight enough to do most small-motor tasks, but durable enough to endure rugged and prolonged use. They are also available with small pliable silicone ovals integrated seamlessly into the palm side to provide users with a secure grip. All Protexgloves can be machine washed and dried for easy care.
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DISCLAIMER: Protexgloves are a dermal hand aid, not a cure for any dermal affliction. They are not necessarily suitable for all persons. Because the manifestations and severity of conditions vary among individuals, personalized medical management is essential. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that all treatments be discussed with a physician for proper evaluation and treatment.
There are over 100 different types of arthritis. By definition, arthritis means "joint inflammation," and it’s used to describe diseases and conditions that affect joints, the tissues that surround joints, and other connective tissue. Arthritis can affect people differently and it affects people of all ages, races, and ethnic groups.
Inflammation of the skin due to allergies or irritant contact that results in a red, itchy rash that isn’t contagious but can be very uncomfortable. Causes range from soaps, cosmetics and fragrances to plants such as poison ivy or poison oak. Successful contact dermatitis treatment consists of identifying the cause and avoiding the offending agent.
Eczema is a general term for many types of skin inflammation (dermatitis). There are many different forms of eczema. Symptoms include itchy, reddened, dry skin. The common causes for this type of skin irritation may include dryness, soaps or detergents, cleaning products, rubber gloves and even some lotions. Those with hand eczema can experience symptom relief by avoiding scratching, use plenty of moisturizer, and limiting exposure by wearing protective gloves.
Lymphedema also known as lymphatic obstruction, is a condition involving the localized retention of fluid and tissue swelling caused by a compromised lymphatic system. It is most frequently seen after lymph node dissection, surgery and radiation therapy, in which damage to the lymphatic system is caused during the treatment of cancer. Today this is most notably related to breast cancer and its treatment
The four way stretch of Portexgloves offers a firm yet comfortable fit without being overly restrictive.
Peripheral neuropathy often causes numbness and pain in your hands and feet. People typically describe the pain of peripheral neuropathy as tingling or burning. Peripheral neuropathy is caused by nerve damage. One of the most common causes is diabetes.
People experiencing Peripheral neuropathy often complain of pain associated with common everyday actions like water or air flowing over the skin. Protexgloves provides a perfect barrier to prevent the pain of these simple everyday tasks.
Raynaud’s syndrome causes periods of severely restricted blood flow to the fingers and toes. Raynaud’s syndrome is closely associated with scleroderma. Raynaud’s affects the arteries that carry blood from the heart to different parts of the body.
Mild or brief changes in temperature can cause Raynaud’s attacks. For example, taking something out of the freezer or being exposed to temperatures below 60 degrees Fahrenheit can cause your fingers to turn blue.
Protexgloves offer excellent protection against mild changes in temperature. During the summer months the breathable knit fabric offers light weight warmth and provides excellent dexterity. In colder climates or during winter months Protexgloves are great as a liner under heavier gloves.
Scleroderma is a connective tissue disease that involves changes in the skin, blood vessels, muscles, and internal organs. The cause of scleroderma is not clearly known. Some types of scleroderma affect only the skin, while other affect the whole body. Localized scleroderma usually affects only the skin on the hands and face. The disease usually affects people 30 to 50 years old. Women get scleroderma more often than men.
Symptoms include joint pain, numbness and pain in the feet, stiffness and swelling of fingers and joints, wrist pain and sores on fingertips.
Protexgloves are soft and comfortable, protect the fingertips, and support the hand and wrist. The grip style provides secure holding power for people who suffer from compromised hand strength.
Exposure to the harmful rays of the sun can cause skin cancer (melanoma). Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime.
Over the past 31 years, more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined. Sunscreens effectively block the ultraviolet B radiation that causes sunburn but they don’t all shield the skin from potentially harmful ultraviolet A rays. Sunscreen alone is not enough to protect against melanoma. People need to wear protective clothing. Our fabric has been tested by an independent lab and received a rating of 50+ for excellent sun protection. In other words, the fabric blocks 98% of the UV radiation. Since hands are exposed most of the time, wearing Protexgloves will help guard against harmful radiation.
Vitiligo is a chronic, unpredictable disease causing a loss of skin color in patches. People of all ages and from all ethnic backgrounds can develop the disease. People who develop vitiligo usually first notice white patches (depigmentation) on their skin. These patches are more commonly found on sun-exposed areas of the body, including the hands, feet, arms, face, and lips. People who have vitiligo, particularly those with fair skin, are encouraged to minimize sun exposure and use a sunscreen that provides protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Sunscreen helps protect the skin from sunburn and long-term damage.
Xeroderma Pigmentosum or XP is characterized by sun sensitivity. It is a genetic disorder in which the ability to repair damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) light is deficient. In extreme cases all exposure to sunlight must be avoided. Severe sunburn can result from just a short exposure. The most obvious and often important part of treatment is avoiding exposure to sunlight. People with XP must wear sun protective clothing. Protexgloves with a UPF rating of 50+ block 98% of the harmful UV radiation. Since Protexgloves are form fitting they allow complete dexterity so you can do just about anything you could do barehanded. They offer the protection you need and the versatility you desire.
People Love Protexgloves...
"My daughter has xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) that prevents her skin from repairing damage from the sun. Protexgloves are perfect for protecting her and being fashionable. The fine fit means she has dexterity and they last her a good while."
"I use Protexgloves for water aerobics, bathing, washing my hair, driving...my neuropathy is a symptom of MS, but anyone with chemotherapy or diabetes should know about Protexgloves. I have tried
everything else. Nothing is as comforting as Protexgloves."
"I have scleroderma and often get painful ulcerations on my fingers and knuckles. I needed something lightweight, breathable and with grip so my hands don’t slip when driving or grabbing things.
Protexgloves are it."