Margaritas Can Lead To Severe Burns On Your Skin! Here’s Why

Margaritas Can Lead To Severe Burns On Your Skin! Here’s Why
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To beat the heat of the summer months, many individuals like sipping on a pleasant alcoholic or nonalcoholic beverage that is served ice cold. These beverages may range from lemonade or iced tea to beer and delightful cocktails. However, it was recently discovered that one of the most common cold alcoholic beverages may really cause burns, and as a result, medical professionals have issued a caution to anybody who intends to have a margarita while they are outdoors.

There is a possibility that one may suffer from what is known as a “margarita burn” when partaking in the beverage. Whether you end up having a drop of margarita on your skin or hands when you’re anywhere in the sun, and you don’t wipe it off, you might end up with a serious burn. This could happen if you’re poolside, seaside, on your deck, or anywhere else in the sun. The citrus components of the beverage are to blame for this mishap since they include a substance that, when combined with UV rays, may cause severe skin damage.

The medical term for it is phytophotodermatitis. Phytophotodermatitis is a reaction that takes place over the course of 24 hours and that it can end up causing skin irritation, burning, discomfort, and even blisters on your skin. Even though parsley, as well as parsnips, also contain caustic chemicals, limes are perhaps the most prevalent ingredient that leads to this reaction.

Recent years have seen an increase in the number of margarita burns reported to medical professionals, who recommend that patients wash their hands thoroughly after working with citrus fruits outside in the sun. If you do end up with a margarita burn, applying a cold compress to the affected area should help treat it; however, if you get burn blisters or itchiness, you should see your primary care physician or a dermatologist.


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Anna Daniels

Anna is an avid blogger with an educational background in medicine and mental health. She is a generalist with many other interests including nutrition, women's health, astronomy and photography. In her free time from work and writing, Anna enjoys nature walks, reading, and listening to jazz and classical music.

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