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Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 6, 2024.

Phytophotodermatitis is a colored, bumpy rash on your skin. The rash develops when you touch certain plants or fruits and then expose that skin to the sun. The rash may be an odd shape, look like a bruise, or develop blisters. Plants that can cause phytophotodermatitis include parsley, dill, carrot, and grass. You also may have a reaction from the juice of citrus fruit, such as limes or oranges.


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Follow up with your doctor or dermatologist in 2 to 3 days:

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