'Margarita Burn' Danger Has Doctors Issuing Warning Over The Drink

In the hot months of the summer, plenty of people like to cool off with a chilled beverage, from lemonade and iced tea, to beer and refreshing cocktails.

However, it turns out that one of the most popular chilled alcoholic drinks can actually burn you, and now, doctors have issued a warning to anyone who plans to drink a margarita outside.

While enjoying the beverage, there is a risk of what has been dubbed a "margarita burn."

If you're poolside, beachside, on your deck or anywhere in the sun, and you wind up getting a drip of margarita on your skin or hands and don't wipe it off, you might get a severe burn.

The culprit is the drink's citrus ingredients, which have a chemical in them that, when mixed with sunlight, will burn you.

Doctors have recently noticed more cases of margarita burns and urge people to make sure to wash their hands after handling citrus in the sun.

If you do wind up with a margarita burn, a cold compress should help treat it, but if it blisters or itches, you should see your doctor or a dermatologist.

'Margarita Burn' Danger Has Doctors Issuing Warning Over The Drink