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A 26-year-old female asked:

one side of my face is always warmer than the other and sometimes flushes and the other side doesn't. it's not rosacea. is it a sign of something bad?

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Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Hard to know: A physician will need to see you (ideally while this is happening) and perform at least a limited exam to offer more insight. Probably not worrisome, but recommend you see your primary physician. 2 thoughts come to my mind 1) Horners syndrome affecting the opposite side or other syndrome affecting unilateral sympathetic nerves 2) photosensitivity (occur usually after driving?)

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A 36-year-old member asked:

My wife has developed rosatia on her face and has been recommended to stop eating dairy. Is there really a correlation between these two things?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Often a correlation: Even the most conventional doctors now recognize that rosacea is often aggravated by a wide variety of foods, especially spicy foods, acidic foods, hot drinks and alcohol. For many people dairy also aggravates it. The only way to know for sure is to try avoiding common triggers for a few weeks and then add them back individually to see how they affect her.Please see comment for links to more info:.
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A very mainstream site that discusses the widely-acknowledged role of diet in rosacea: rosacea:http://www.medicinenet.com/rosacea/page6.htm A more alternative site that discusses the popular theory that an alkalinizing diet is the key to treating rosacea: http://www.dermaharmony.com/rosacea/alkalinedietandrosacea.aspx
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Why does my face randomly turn red for no reason? I don't have rosacea and i don't know how to cure it.

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Dr. David Shifrin
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Anxiety: In stressful situations its not uncommon to have a red face or blush. If your worried about it, it exacerbates the situation. If you adopt an attitude of who cares, it will occur less frequently. Chances are, you care more than others anyways!
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Why is my face always red? Could I have rosacea?

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See a dermatologist: Quite possible. Consult a dermatologist.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Is it true that face irritations are caused by rosacea?

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Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Irritants : Skin irritants include certain skin care products, perfumes , pollution to name a few. See a dermatologist for recommendations on skin products and treatment for particular skin conditions.
A 29-year-old male asked:

I need help with my rosacea. What can I take for it?. My face looks horrible with it..

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Many treatments.: I assume you already use metronidazole. Additional treatments include topical azelaic acid, sulfacetamide/sulfur, Adapalene and tretinoin. If these are not effective, oral antibiotics may be considered. Laser and Isotretinoin are further down the road.

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