I just finished my Perioperative program, and have started my career in the O.R. Unfortunately, it is not off to a great start. I seem to be allergic to the cuffs of the disposable sterile gowns that my hospital uses. Every day after i scrub i break out in a rash that extends from the middle of my hands to just below the wrists, right where my cuffs sit. I know it is not the gloves, as the top half of my hands and fingers are not affected. I have tried using liners, but they don't cover all of my wrists, i have tried different scrub solutions with no change, i tried opsites, but when i pulled them off after the surgery, all it did was open up all the little blisters. i make sure my hands are really dry before gowning and have tried moving my cuffs up and down, nothing makes a difference. I did a 7 week rotation in an OR with cloth/gortex gowns and scrubbed every day and had NO problems at all. (cloth gowns are not an option at this facility). i talked to the nurse educator for the unit and she is contacting the company rep, but i was wondering if anyone else has had similar problems or any suggestions. Working in the O.R. is great. this IS my career goal, and i don't want it to be cut short. any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated.