Index finger bad rash from onions. Can peeling onions be that bad?

Yes. Certain individuals can be sensitive to onions, plants, or other cut food. Treat with Hydrocortisone and wear gloves when cutting onions, or buy precut on onions at store.

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How do I prevent rashes on my fingers when I peel onions?

Avoid the contact. Contact dermatitis is caused by the direct contact with the onion. You can wear latex or nitrile gloves when you peel the onions, so that your skin does not actually touch the onion. After you are finished, wash your hands with lots of water. Read more...