Don't Eat Mangos In The Sun - Mother Issues Big Warning To Other Parents

Parents know that they have to put sunscreen on their kids to prevent sunburn. However, one Florida mother is warning parents about the dangers of eating fruit in the sun after her daughter was badly burned by a mango.

According to the Independent Journal review, Eliana’s mother, Melina Kaufman, took to Facebook to get her message out:

“Don’t let your kids eat mangos outside! Eliana got a blistering burn on her chest over the weekend and we had no idea why (she wasn’t in the sun long and was wearing sunscreen and a swim shirt). We took her the doctor yesterday and found out it was from an enzyme in the juice of mangos (and other citrus fruits) that combined with the sun to cause a chemical burn. I had never heard of it and wanted to warn other parents. She is dealing with it well and we are treating it with a prescription topical cream,” she wrote.

After taking her daughter to the doctor, she learned that her daughter had phytophotodermatitis, a skin condition resulting from sensitivity to chemicals in specific plants and certain citrus fruits. Kaufman explained that what occurred was different from an allergic reaction, because it can happen to anyone. Especially those with fair skin.

“Eliana never complained about any pain that night but was very tired,” she told CBS Miami. “The next morning, while putting on her bathing suit, Seth saw her chest and noticed what looked like a burn with five water blisters on it (each the size of a pencil eraser).”

Eliana has recovered and other parents are wiser about letting their kids eat fruit in the sun, Independent Journal Review reports.

Source: IJ Review
Photo: Facebook/Melina Kaufman

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