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Rashes Caused by Plants and Sunlight
A rash develops in some people when they touch certain plants and then go into the sun. The sunlight converts a chemical in these plants to an allergen, causing an immune system reaction similar to a poison ivy, oak, or sumac rash (allergic contact dermatitis). The rash only develops in areas exposed to sunlight.
These plants include:
- Celery, parsley, parsnip, carrot, dill, and fennel.
- Citrus plants (bergamot, lemon, lime).
- Queen Anne's lace.
- Rue and angelica.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine|
|Last Revised||August 30, 2011|
|By:||Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: August 30, 2011|
|Medical Review:||William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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