Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Mango rash

I've heard this countless times, mangos can cause a rash like poison ivy. I'll let Dr Knowledge from the Boston Globe handle this one.

The mango is in the same plant family as poison ivy and its peel can indeed cause allergic skin rashes similar to poison ivy. That's especially true for people who are particularly sensitive to urushiol, the chemical involved. For this reason, it's best to peel a mango before eating it!

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