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You can find 100-percent cotton “T-shirt knit” gloves at many hobby and craft stores and at professional camera supply stores. Many drug stores and beauty salons also carry them. These are lifesavers for your hands, either worn alone or as liners beneath vinyl or other waterproof gloves. Many people are reluctant to wear “household gloves” because they can cause sweating, which leads in turn to itching and burning. But wearing a pair of cotton gloves will absorb most of the sweat, and will ensure that your medication or moisturizer stays in contact with your skin. If possible, buy your outer waterproof gloves in a larger size to accommodate the use of liners. Many people go to pharmacy/medical supply stores to purchase boxes of vinyl exam gloves, which come in a variety of sizes, including extra small sizes that will work for older children.