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Phytophotodermatitis

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

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Phytophotodermatitis is an inflammation of the skin caused by either ingestion or rubbing against certain plants that contain chemicals that trigger a sensitivity to sunlight. It’s not an allergy and the problem usually goes away on its own when the substance is avoided

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American Osteopathic College of Dermatology

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