How can rosacea symptoms be reversed?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Rosacea symptoms may be reversed by avoiding known triggers, using proper daily skin care, and treating the rosacea with prescribed therapies.

Rosacea is a chronic (long-term) and persistent skin condition that has periods of exacerbation (flare-ups) and remission (when the disease is not active and symptoms subside). The goal of rosacea treatment is to manage the symptoms rather than cure the disease itself. There is no cure for rosacea.

Learning more about rosacea and specific triggers that cause your symptoms to flare is important in reversing this problem. Talk openly with your doctor about your rosacea. Learn how exposure to the sun and exercising when it's hot may cause rosacea to flare. Find out what foods and beverages can cause rosacea flare-ups. Also learn more about stress and its relationship to rosacea. If you experience rosacea flares when you are stressed, ask a therapist to show you some relaxation techniques that can help ease tension.

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This chronic skin condition causes swelling of the blood vessels beneath the facial skin, causing redness, spider-like blood vessels or acne-like blemishes. Fair-skinned people, people between ages 30 and 50, and women are more pr...

one to developing rosacea, which is physically harmless but often embarrassing. Other symptoms include a tendency to blush easily, bloodshot or watery eyes, and a red, bulbous nose. Although there is no cure, oral or topical antibiotics can control flare-ups. So can wearing sunscreen daily, reducing stress and limiting your intake of hot beverages, alcohol and spicy foods.

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