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Is rosacea caused by toxic foods? I know its cause is not known, but can foods like wheat and sugar aggravate it?

Is rosacea caused by toxic foods? I know its cause is not known, but can foods like wheat and sugar aggravate it?

No: Some foods can make the face flush. Alcohol. Hot drinks such as tea or coffee steaming. High capsaicin foods such as jalapeno peppers. But they are not the cause of rosacea. ...Read more

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Rosacea (Definition)

A condition of the thinning of skin where you can see blood vessels ...Read more


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If I have rosacea, should I avoid certain foods?

Yes: Although food triggers for rosacea can vary from people to people, but the common exacerbating foods include caffeine (coffee, tea, chocolate), hot spicy foods, alcohol (especially beer and red wines), etc... ...Read more

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Hi I'm on a low dose of doxycycline (20 mg per day) for rosacea. It's expensive. Are there any foods that could be an alternative to this medication?

There are no foods: That will specifically help with rosacea but there are topical treatments that might be less expensive. Discuss your concerns with your health care provider and obtain different management options. ...Read more

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My nose is always red! Not rosacea, cheeks are not affected. Not affected by spicy foods or temperature-does not hurt or itch. Right side has dry patches?

My nose is always red! Not rosacea, cheeks are not affected. Not affected by spicy foods or temperature-does not hurt or itch. Right side has dry patches?

Dermatitis: Sounds like a dermatitis you are experiencing, especially with the dry patches. A steroid cream could be tried until you can get into the Dr. for an official diagnosis and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is rosacea?

What is rosacea?

Acne rosacea vs acne: Acne rosacea is not the same as acne because the former primarily effects the facial ski vessels whereas the latter effects the sebaceous glands. However, acne rosacea is associated with overgrowth of the oil glands effecting the nose and is known as rhinophyma. ...Read more

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How is rosacea treated?

How is rosacea treated?

Rosacea: There are many treatment choices for rosacea depending on the severity and extent of symptoms. Available medical treatments include antibacterial washes, topical creams, antibiotic pills, lasers, pulsed-light therapies, photodynamic therapy, and isotretinoin. ...Read more

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How to help my rosacea?

How to help my rosacea?

Rosacea: There are many treatment choices for rosacea depending on the severity and extent of symptoms. Available medical treatments include antibacterial washes, topical creams, antibiotic pills, lasers, pulsed-light therapies, photodynamic therapy, and isotretinoin. ...Read more

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What helps with rosacea?

What helps with rosacea?

Avoid precipitating: Factors or agents that may cause your symptoms. Control rather than eradication may be a more realistic approach. Other meds may carry undesirable side effects. ...Read more

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Can children get rosacea?

Can children get rosacea?

Rosacea in children: Although the incidence of rosacea in adolescents and children is infrequent, such cases have been documented in the medical literature. Eyelid styes may be one form. Rosacea often runs in families, and rosacea sufferers would be wise to be on the lookout for early signs in children in order to seek diagnosis and treatment before the condition worsens. ...Read more

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What exacerbates rosacea?

5 common triggers: Rosacea is a proinflammatory condition. A stimulus at a low threshold will cause flushing. Repeated flushing causes the skin changes we see in rosacea such as dilated vessels, enlarging sebaceous glands, and red papules. Common triggers to avoid are caffeine (coffee, teas, chocolates, etc), alcohol (wines, beers), increase in core temperature (hot tub, sauna, etc.), hot spicy food, and sun. ...Read more

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What to do about rosacea?

Rosacea: Rosacea is often due to combination of following: genetic predisposition, sun exposure, possible demodex. Avoiding certain triggers may help (ie, spicy foods, hot drinks, and alcohol may cause flushing and should be avoided. Avoid smoking, sunlight and to extreme hot and cold temperatures, Red wine and chocolate). Rx of antibiotic creams or pills also help. See eyedoc2020@blogspot.com for more. ...Read more

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How do you treat rosacea?

IPL: The best treatment for rosacea is ilp treatments from an experienced doctor, not a spa or aesthetician. ...Read more

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How do you handle rosacea?

Rosacea: There are many treatment choices for rosacea depending on the severity and extent of symptoms. Available medical treatments include antibacterial washes, topical creams, antibiotic pills, lasers, pulsed-light therapies, photodynamic therapy, and isotretinoin. ...Read more

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Does dairy affect rosacea?

Not usually.: Unless you have a lactose intolerance or other allergy to milk or one of its components, this is not a common cofactor with rosacea. Eat cheese and drink milk with abandon! ...Read more

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How long does rosacea last?

How long does rosacea last?

Lifelong : Rosacea is a lifelong condition. Management will keep the symptoms minimized. Many topical treatments and laser treatments can assist many with rosacea to manage these symptoms. As hormonal changes occur, the skin also reacts which can cause these symptoms to change throughout ones life. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose rosacea?

Clinically: A dermatologist just needs a glance, and an experienced generalist can usually make the call. Occasionally it's questionable and the real decision in any case is, "Do we treat it, and if so, how?" Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do you identify rosacea?

Rosacea Diagnosis: Rosacea is a clinical diagnosis which is simply made by a medical professional. There is no specific diagnostic test. It can range from mild facial redness or progress to pimples or icreased redness including the nose which can deveop a rhinopyma ("WC Fields nose).
Treatment can slow this process down ...Read more