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How can rosacea flare-ups affect emotional health?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Rosacea flare-ups can take a toll on your emotional health. Many people who live with this chronic skin condition report that it makes them feel depressed, embarrassed, and less self-confident. Some even say that they avoid going out in public during a flare-up. Try to limit flare-ups by using good personal hygiene, taking prescribed medications, and avoiding things that may trigger an outbreak (such as prolonged sun exposure or certain foods). If living with rosacea continues to feel like an emotional burden, consider seeing a psychological professional, such as a psychotherapist, to discuss your feelings.

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