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If carrots and parsnips can cause phototoxic reactions like a sunburn, does it happen after you get the juices onto your skin, or after you eat them?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Photosensitive plant

Photosensitivity can also result from touching or eating other plants, including celery, dill, fennel, fig, lime, parsley, and parsnip, as well as arnica, artichoke, chrysanthemum, dandelion, lettuce, endive, marigold, and sunflower.4, 5 lest you swear off gardening or salads altogether, be aware that most people do not react to these plants.
Essential oils of plants may be more problematic

In brief: Photosensitive plant

Photosensitivity can also result from touching or eating other plants, including celery, dill, fennel, fig, lime, parsley, and parsnip, as well as arnica, artichoke, chrysanthemum, dandelion, lettuce, endive, marigold, and sunflower.4, 5 lest you swear off gardening or salads altogether, be aware that most people do not react to these plants.
Essential oils of plants may be more problematic
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