- March 30, 2016 at 10:56 pm #370849
If you’re handling citrus fruit (aka making margaritas by the pool!) then you need to see this so you don’t end up in the er like this poor girl did! warning, the images in this are very graphic!
We make a lot of margaritas when we all get together, I really wasn’t expecting to see this, I had no idea.
The condition is called Phytodermatitis and it’s a chemical reaction that occurs when Juice reacts with sunlight on your skin. Here’s the strange part, it’s not just caused by lime or citrus fruits, it can also be cause by carrots, parsnips, celery, parsley, figs, wild dill, and bergamot oranges.
The symptoms generally don’t appear for a few days after exposure and they can range from just mild redness to severe second degree burns. It is also called Margarita Dermatitis, seriously.
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