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How can blood pressure medications cause rosacea?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
High blood pressure (hypertension) is a rosacea trigger for many people. Certain medications used to treat high blood pressure and other cardiovascular diseases can cause rosacea flare-ups. For example, vasodilator drugs may cause problems with rosacea. As with any skin condition, talk with your doctor about your rosacea. If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, ask your doctor how this condition and treatment may affect your control of rosacea symptoms. Then, follow your doctor's expert advice as you manage rosacea each day.

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