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How can having rosacea affect my self-esteem?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Many people who have rosacea say that the condition leaves them feeling less confident about themselves in professional and social situations. That's understandable. No one likes being stared at or whispered about, which may occur when you experience a flare-up. The National Rosacea Society recommends accepting that you have a chronic skin condition and being candid about it with friends and colleagues. Most importantly, keep rosacea under control by using all medications your doctor prescribes and learning to avoid triggers that cause flare-ups.

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