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Rosacea Triggers

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FACTORS THAT MAY TRIGGER ROSACEA FLARE UPS

Foods

  • Liver
  • Yogurt
  • Sour Cream
  • Cheese (except Cottage Cheese)
  • Chocolate
  • Vanilla
  • Soy sauce
  • Yeast extract (bread is ok)
  • Vinegar
  • Eggplant
  • Avocados
  • Spinach
  • Broad-leaf beans and pods, including lima, navy, or peas
  • Citrus fruits, including tomatoes, bananas, red plums, raisins, or figs
  • Spicy and thermally hot foods
  • Foods high in histamine (see table)

Beverages

  • Alcohol, especially red wine, beer, bourbon, gin, vodka or champagne
  • Hot drinks, including hot cider, hot chocolate, coffee or tea

Emotional Triggers

  • Stress
  • Anxiety

Physical exertion

  • Exercise
  • Physically intensive jobs

Temperature Related

  • Saunas
  • Hot baths
  • Simple overheating
  • Excessively warm environment

Weather

  • Sun
  • Strong winds
  • Cold
  • Humidity

Drugs

  • Vasodilators (nifedipine, amlodipine, nitrates)
  • Topical steroids

Medical conditions

  • Frequent flushing
  • Menopause
  • Chronic cough
  • Caffeine withdrawal syndrome

Skin care products

  • Some cosmetics and hair sprays, especially those containing alcohol, witch hazel or fragrances
  • Alcoholic or acetone substances
  • Any substance that causes redness or stinging
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