Picture of Phototoxic Dermatitides
Phototoxic dermatitides (dermatitis) is an inflammatory skin rash that mostly resembles a bad sunburn. It is caused by a reaction between certain topical agents and the sun. These chemicals include some cosmetics, sunscreens, fragrances, air pollutants, coal tar products, insecticides, and disinfectants.
Text References: Collegium Anthropologicum, vol. 31, 2007: "Phototoxic and Photoallergic Skin Reactions"
Skin Cancer Foundation: "Phototoxic Reactions versus Photoallergic Reactions"