My sympathy goes out to your surgeon... having gone that route in my early years, here is my story.
"Contact dermatitis to due latex sensitivity"
1) At Home: wash hands with dove soap only, be mindful of any latex objects you may touch, eg: rubber gloves, garden hose, tooth brush insert etc. Avoid all latex cross sensitivity foods eg: bananas etc. Do Not Wash Dishes!! If you must, use only ivory dish liquid.
2) Wear Duraprene surgical sterile gloves at work.. Only use latex over top if double gloving. Cardinal Health Supplies the duraprene gloves that I wear.
3) My contact dermatitis was being caused by the latex accelerator (thiram) this is is the element that is used in latex to set the form (shape) of the glove... (A dermatologist helped me figure this one out) I believe that some garden seeds even have a coating of this preservative on them to help them from rotting before planting. Radish seed is an example I found.
4) Unfortunately I had to take one course of corticosteroid treatment to "break" the Allergic cycle I was experiencing.
5) Believe it or not the hand pre-surgical scrub that I can use is the alcohol one, that has the soap pre wash that you do 1st thing in the AM then use the alcohol hand scrub for each subsequent scrub. You do not use a brush in this technique, and it is an approved scrub in our health region, and through out Canada.
My sensitivity began when one of the glove companies went to a more pure form of latex in our gloves. Apparently, this had made them less costly to manufacture.
It took me some years before this combination worked for me and I am happy to say that for 10+ years I have had "perfect hands"
You would never know I had a problem. (I actually had to do a different job for a while until I got this all figured out)
Good luck to any of you that has this problem, and to any of you, if you notice blistering, itching, reddening, following a surgical scrub, take preventative action right away!!!