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How can rosacea symptoms cause isolation or public avoidance?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Rosacea symptoms including red skin, acne-like lesions, and tiny spider veins on your cheeks and nose can make you want to be alone. Many people with rosacea say they are emotionally affected by this skin condition. They find that their self-esteem is lessened and their ability to interact with others is hindered during a rosacea flare-up.

The good news is that rosacea can be managed with proper treatment. Using a combination of daily skin care, topical therapies, and medications, and by avoiding rosacea triggers, symptoms can be controlled and the condition can go into remission.

If you have rosacea, see a doctor. Get an accurate diagnosis and follow your doctor's prescribed therapies for your skin. Living with rosacea is not always easy, but taking control of the condition can help.

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