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Rosacea Related Blog Posts

The following posts are advice and discussions about everyday life issues associated with rosacea such as food triggers, stress and work.

  • What is worse for rosacea, beer or wine? December 13, 2010 While the consumption of alcohol is generally not recommended if you have rosacea, in light of the holidays I wanted to write about the question “what’s worse for rosacea, beer or wine?” As I wrote in the post about the histamine content of foods, beer has a higher histamine content than wine, but the question remains ...
  • How to deal with rosacea food triggers? November 10, 2008 Rosacea can have many triggers, including heat, cold, stress, anxiety, embarrassment, certain beverages and of course certain food. While stress, anxiety and temperature can have an almost immediate effect on our facial flushing, it is a little harder to figure out what food ingredients trigger rosacea, in particular when you have been just diagnosed with ...
  • Rosacea Induced by Erectile Dysfunction Drugs? March 30, 2009 Rosacea is associated with many different trigger factors. Recently, another potential trigger factor for rosacea was described. It appeared that men who had been taking drugs for erectile dysfunction, were developing rosacea symptoms. The erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs these men were taking belong to a class of drugs called Phosphodiesterase 5 Inhibitors (PDE5i). Phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors ...
  • Top 5 Rosacea Triggers December 7, 2012 I have written in the past about how to determine what triggers your rosacea. Basically, rosacea symptoms can get aggravated by either food  or environmental factors. For the last year or so, we ran a survey on our website that asked visitors what made their rosacea symptoms worse? We received close to 300 responses and while ...
  • Rosacea, Personality and Job Type December 3, 2008 If you’re a fan of Top Chef (Bravo TV), then you may have noticed that many chefs on the show have red faces. Not just this particular season, but I have seen it in many previous seasons. Of course, when you’re a chef, you’re working in a hot environment and usually under constant pressure. These ...
  • KeVita Sparkling Probiotic Drink – Good for Digestion? November 27, 2012 This summer, while driving in an over-heated car to a 4th of July party, I stopped by our local WholeFoods looking for a refreshing drink. I came across this KeVita drink and it looked really refreshing plus it contains probiotics, so I decided to give it a try. I didn’t yet realize that it was a sparkling ...
  • Food and Rosacea August 30, 2008 What we choose to eat can have a huge impact on our skin. Certain foods in particular can have a negative effect, increasing the degree of redness of the face, commonly associated with rosacea. Since rosacea is an inflammation of the facial skin, any food substance that can increase the inflammatory processes, will have a negative ...
  • IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Therapy for Rosacea October 19, 2008 Enlarged dilated blood vessels (telangiectasias) are a hallmark of progressive rosacea and cannot be eliminated by topical rosacea treatments. Telangiectasias are found primarily on the cheeks and nose and flush easily with the slightest amount of stress or sun exposure. These telangiectasias are often the reason that with rosacea, there always will be some form of ...
  • Do Antibiotics Help Rosacea Redness? February 16, 2018 Antibiotics are often prescribed to treat rosacea. You may be wondering how antibiotics help rosacea and why doctors prescribe them so much? Antibiotics are useful during the late or more severe stages of rosacea. A number of antibiotics are available that can help rosacea symptoms (more information below). Oral antibiotics including tetracycline, doxycycline and minocycline can help ...
  • Rosacea and the workplace November 18, 2008 Anyone who has rosacea always dreads the first bathroom break at work, because it is in the workplace bathroom where you realize for the first time on any particular day, that your face looks really red. When you’re at home and look in the bathroom mirror, things are usually not so bad. Not so at work ...
  • The Rosacea-Sunscreen Dilemma October 25, 2008 You may recognize this scenario: it’s the weekend, the weather is great and you made plans for a day at the beach. A full day of sun and of course, you are taking all the necessary precautions to protect yourself from the sun. You apply the SPF 30 or higher sunscreen all over your body and ...
  • Digestive Problems Associated with Rosacea? November 25, 2008 Problems with digestion can be linked to a number of conditions and are frequently caused by microorganisms. Psychological conditions such as depression and anxiety can have gastrointestinal symptoms. GI problems with depression and anxiety are often linked to over-stimulation of the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis. Digestive problems have been linked to rosacea as early as 1967. In ...

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Additional Resources

The National Rosacea Society