Blistery Margarita Burn Isn’t A Drink; It’s a Disease

Indiana University| Wed Aug 02 11:00:56 EDT 2017
Blistery Margarita Burn Isn’t A Drink; It’s a Disease

The names for this disease are plentiful. Officially, and by officially we mean in medical textbooks, the condition is called phytophotodermatitis.

But it’s also called lime disease, lemonitis and margarita rash – or margarita burn or margarita dermatitis or margarita-itis.

All of the names boil down to this basic fact: There are plant juices out there – most often of the citrus variety, such as lime and lemon – that don’t react well when they hit the skin and then are exposed t....

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