How squeezing limes and sun exposure can lead to a nasty case of Margarita dermatitis

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Dr. Rajani Katta, a professor of Dermatology at Baylor College, describes a condition called Margarita dermatitis. The often misdiagnosed condition occurs when citrus juice comes in contact with the skin and is then exposed to sunlight. Limes are the biggest culprit, but other citrus, including bergamot, can also cause the burns that can be mistaken for allergic reactions and poison ivy.



Evan Kleiman