Triggers of Rosacea

There are many potential triggers of rosacea.  These triggers are not thought to be direct causes, but many people find that certain triggers make their symptoms worsen.  Although avoidance of these will certainly help symptoms, it is not always reasonable or possible to avoid these entirely.  Working closely with your Houston rosacea physicians, you can come up with a plan to help control your rosacea as much as possible.


Common triggers include:

  • Sun exposure
  • Stress
  • Hot or cold weather
  • Strong winds
  • Strenuous exercise
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Spicy foods
  • Hot foods or drinks
  • Humidity
  • Caffeine
  • Dairy products
  • Menopause
  • Corticosteroids

Sun protective measures are always advised, no matter what your skin condition is.  Apart from this, avoiding triggers as much as possible can be beneficial.

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