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Be careful juicing limes in the sun!
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Joined: Nov 23, 2010
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Posted: 2014-06-25 10:52 pm   Permalink

Turns out that juicing limes and exposing the skin to sunlight can cause phytophotodermatitis, which can cause blisters, swelling, and permanent skin discoloration: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phytophotodermatitis

Who knew?!
"You can't eat real Polynesian food. It's the most horrible junk I've ever tasted." —Trader Vic Bergeron

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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-06-25 11:53 pm   Permalink

You mean a case of Lime induced "Phytophotodermatitis" like this....

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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
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From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2014-06-26 06:35 am   Permalink

From now on I'm juicing all my limes in my attic!

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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2014-06-26 08:51 am   Permalink

Why do I feel like I want to pop those bubbles with a sewing needle asap.

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Joined: Jul 10, 2013
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Posted: 2014-06-26 1:08 pm   Permalink

That one I actually knew because my dermatologist always warns about limes, figs, and a few other foods that can severely reduce your sun protection when eaten. Obviously, it is much worse directly on the skin.

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