A 26-year-old female asked:
i have used lemons to clear some dark zones but mu skin has made a reaction that stays a long time esp in bikini area a itch,flake ,redness than dark ?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Mary Dyer answered
25 years experience Family Medicine
Phytophotodermatitis: If your skin was exposed to sun with lemon juice on it you might have a condition called phytophotodermatitis. It is inflammation caused by a chemical reaction when substances in citrus is exposed to sun. It can blister, get red and then become dark. To calm it down in the beginning you can use steroid cream (see your doctor) and to clear up to dark spots you can use hydroquinone (also see your dr
Answered on Aug 13, 2014
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