Rashes Caused by Plants and Sunlight
A rash develops in some people when they touch certain plants and then go into the sun. The sunlight converts a chemical in these plants to an allergen, causing an immune system reaction similar to a poison ivy, oak, or sumac rash (allergic contact dermatitis). The rash only develops in areas exposed to sunlight.
These plants include:
eMedicineHealth Medical Reference from Healthwise
To learn more visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2012 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.