Simon Eccles, secretary of the association, says he sees around four patients a week with ‘avocado hand’, some of whom have severed nerves and tendons causing permanent damage and requiring surgery.
“People do not anticipate that the avocados they buy can be very ripe and there is minimal understanding of how to handle them,” Eccles told The Times.
“We don’t want to put people off the fruit but I think warning labels are an effective way of dealing with this.”
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This article originally appeared on Women's Health.