phytophotodermatitis, "lime disease"

Phytophotodermatitis is a reaction to the presence of certain plant materials on the skin in combination with ultraviolet light. Lime juice and celery are common triggers, hence the name, "lime disease," not to be confused with lyme disease. The skin where the juice has touched becomes reddened, raised, and blistered in streaks and blotches within the first 24 hours after exposure. The rash is at its worst by about the third day after exposure. After a week or two, the affected skin darkens, and may remain so for months to years.

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