The lime is easily one of my favorite fruits, because it goes well with so many things. I’ll squeeze a little bit of lime juice onto some grilled chicken, salmon, some fresh guacamole, a margarita, beer, limeade, pie – I’m really just scratching the surface here. Basically, limes make a lot of things better – especially during the summer.

That being said, I had no idea about the one thing that makes using limes during the summer come with a major risk: the sun. You know, that big orb in the sky that sometimes makes you think a margarita would be awesome right about now? Yeah, that thing. Sometimes life isn’t fair. Anyway, check this out:

GAH. That’s the result of a Minnesota man getting lime juice on his skin while being in the sun, which up until now I did not know was a thing. Apparently, the sunlight causes a reaction with the lime juice, which can lead to phytophotodermatitis, or margarita rash, because I’m definitely not typing that entire word again. But seriously, that is rough. The lime juice/sunlight reaction can cause blistering, rashes, and burning of the skin.

So just remember, the next time you’re handling limes or margaritas out in the sun, don’t let any juice get on your skin. If it does, wash your hands immediately. Otherwise, several trips to the doctor could be in your very near future. Yikes.

Source: WCCO

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