The Unforeseen Consequences of Making Margaritas in the Sun

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Did you know that squeezing limes for Margaritas or shoving a wedge into your beer bottle can cause a serious skin reaction in the summer months? A stray squirt of lime juice on your arm can quickly turn to a blister when exposed to bright sun.

Dr. Rajani Katta is a professor of dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine. She says that because lime juice is a popular ingredient in cocktails and beverages, some doctors have dubbed the reaction, "Margarita dermatitis."