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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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