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Rosacea triggers to avoid

Based on the National Rosacea study in 2012, the following is the top 10 rank order of factors that aggravate rosacea according to patients:

1. Sun exposure

2. Emotional stress

3. Hot weather

4. Wind

5. Heavy exercise

6. Alcohol consumption

7. Hot baths

8. Cold weather

9. Spicy foods

10. Humidity


The following is the rank order of signs and symptoms in patients with rosacea (from National Rosacea Society, 2013):

1. Flushing

2. Persistent redness

3. Bumps

4. Pimples

5. Visible blood vessels

6. Burning or stinging

7. Dry appearance

8. Raised red patches

9. Swelling

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