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Can overuse of steroid medications cause issues with rosacea?

Tom N. Baccam, DO
Tom N. Baccam, DO on behalf of MDLIVE
Family Medicine

Yes.

Rosacea flares up with several triggers. Some of them are high calorie high fat and high carbohydrate foods , especially the calorie intense snacks like chocolates.

Steroids also increase blood sugars and trigger Rosacea flare-ups. After all corynebacterium and other skin bacteria including staph, love high sugar. 

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