Could That Margarita Be A Health Hazard?

Three limes and a juicer sitting on a wooden surfaceCan limes really make you sick? What exactly is phytophotodermatitis? And what does any of this have to do with your favorite summer beverages?

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What it is… 

First, a quick science lesson for you: Phyto means plant.  Photo means light.  Derm means skin.  And –itis means inflammation.

Phytophotodermatitis is an itchy, painful rash that can occur after sunlight hits areas of the skin that have come into contact with the juice or oil from limes and/or their peels.

Why it happens…