A Girl Was Seriously Burned After Eating a Mango Outside

Her scary injury is actually extremely common.

After you enjoy a citrusy treat outside, wash your hands immediately. The innocent combination of fruit and sunlight caused a Florida girl's blistering burn, and her severe reaction isn't uncommon.

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Phytophotodermatitis, also called "margarita dermatitis" or "lime disease" (not to be mistaken with lyme disease), occurs when a compound found in some plants reacts with sunlight. The ultraviolet rays can cause a red or purple patch on your skin, and sometimes even a second-degree burn. In Eliana's case, a juicy mango caused the painful injury, but common culprits include lemons, limes and celery.

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"I had never heard of it and wanted to warn other parents," her mom Melina Kaufmanposted on Facebook. "She is dealing with it well and we are treating it with a prescription topical cream."

Last summer, multiple (gruesome) cases of phytophotodermatitis made the news, especially burns caused by margaritas and lime garnishes. But mangos require a little extra precaution indoors, too. The tropical fruit's skin and leaves contain a toxic irritant that may lead to a rash. Many people also suffer allergies after eating or touching the flesh. Of course you can still enjoy the fruit (and your marg!), but check out these tips for preventing — and treating — phyotophotodermatitis first.

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