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What does research say about rosacea's impact on quality of life?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Studies conclude that cosmetic skin conditions such as rosacea and acne can cause low self-esteem, insecurity, and lack of self-confidence. Rosacea symptoms such as flushing, red skin, acne-like lesions, and swollen blood vessels can detract from a person's appearance and affect quality of life. If you have rosacea, see a doctor for an evaluation and treatment. Your doctor can review your medical history and rosacea symptoms and provide you with a rosacea action plan. You can learn simple ways to treat the existing rosacea properly, help prevent future rosacea flare-ups by avoiding rosacea triggers, and be more confident.

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