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How does lowering inflammation reduce rosacea outbreaks?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Lowering inflammation can reduce skin redness and acne-like bumps called papules you may develop during a rosacea outbreak. Your body naturally produces inflammation to protect the itself against bacteria, viruses, and other foreign substances. However, sometimes the body mistakenly produces inflammation that harms healthy tissue. During a rosacea outbreak, the skin becomes inflamed, producing redness and bumps. Medications such as azelaic acid, metronidazole, and others can help reduce inflammation.

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