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 Reference allergen Opens New Window, causing an immune system reaction similar to a Reference poison ivy, oak, or sumac Opens New Window rash (allergic Reference contact dermatitis Opens New Window Reference Opens New Window). 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.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference August 30, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Reference H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine