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What are the risk factors for rosacea?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The most common risk factors for rosacea are a family history of the condition, having fair skin that burns easily in the sun, having naturally light hair and eye color, flushing and blushing easily, and being between the ages of 30 and 60. Having gastrointestinal problems may also put you at risk for rosacea. Ulcers and gastritis are often caused by infection with a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori (or H. pylori) which also appears to play a role in rosacea. Treatment with oral and topical antibiotics can clear H. pylori infections, improving both gastric and rosacea symptoms.

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