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Alternate Names : Acne Rosacea

Rosacea | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

Rosacea is usually unavoidable in most people. However, certain trigger factors that may worsen the condition can be avoided. These include:

  • alcoholic beverages
  • anxiety and stress that cause flushing
  • caffeine
  • excessive rubbing or scrubbing of the face
  • exposure to heat and sunlight
  • hot, spicy foods
  • some cosmetics and facial products
  • What are the long-term effects of the condition?

    The main effect of rosacea is disfigurement due to scarring. This is particularly true in men, who are prone to develop thickened tissue on the nose. In serious cases, the eyes may be involved, and that may cause vision problems. The person may suffer emotionally from having a chronic skin disorder.

    What are the risks to others?

    There are no risks to others, as this condition is not contagious.

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    Rosacea: Treatment & Monitoring

    Author: Lynn West, MD
    Reviewer: Sandy Keefe, RN, MSN
    Date Reviewed: 07/28/01

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