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Phytophotodermatitis

Medically Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner, MD on April 26, 2022

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Phytophotodermatitis. Phytophotodermatitis is an inflammatory reaction to chemicals in certain plants or fruits. Also known as berloque dermatitis or margarita photodermatitis, the area of skin that has come in contact to the chemical changes color and may even blister when exposed to the sun or other ultraviolet light. The area may become red and itchy and panful. Lime juice as notorious for this phototoxic contact dermatitis.

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