A 27-year-old female asked:
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red patch of skin on my chin which i believe was a sunburn, but i also used a leaf to wipe my skin. can a plant allergy cause peeling and redness?

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Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Allergic reaction to any plant or chemical can cause redness and peeling of skin.
Answered on Feb 22, 2015
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