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How can I control my rosacea?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
You can control rosacea and reduce the frequency of flare-ups by following some basic steps:
  • Practice good personal hygiene. Keeping your skin clean is important, but avoid scrubbing your face hard and using products containing alcohol and other irritants, which can worsen rosacea.
  • Use all prescribed medications. Your doctor may prescribe pills or medicine that you apply directly to your skin to manage your rosacea.
  • Identify your rosacea triggers. Keep a diary and record what you were doing or eating when you experience an outbreak of rosacea. Identifying your triggers, and avoiding them, can help prevent flare-ups.
Stick with your treatment plan and you can keep rosacea in check. One survey found that 87% of people who have this chronic skin condition were able to keep it under good control by following a regular treatment plan.

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