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What can help with rosacea stress flare-ups?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Stress and rosacea flares can become a vicious cycle. Emotional stress is second only to sun exposure as the most common cause of rosacea flare-ups, according to the National Rosacea Society. But once an emotional situation has triggered a flare of rosacea, the symptoms themselves can cause additional stress. Stopping the cycle involves getting control of both stress and rosacea. Gaining control begins with identifying your own rosacea triggers, perhaps by keeping a journal of the stressful situations and other factors that precede flare-ups of symptoms, and avoiding those triggers as much as possible. Using medication according to your doctor’s recommendations also helps you feel in control and can improve your symptoms. Studies show that when medical treatments improve rosacea symptoms, overall quality of life also improves for most people with rosacea.

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