Top 10 Rosacea Triggers

[custom_frame_left shadow=”on”][/custom_frame_left] Dozens of doctors and dermotologists over the past three decades have helped me control rosacea with various medical therapies including topical gels, creams, prescription medications and topical face washes.

However, I’ve have found it is possible to maintain a state of remission for extended periods by identifying and avoiding the various lifestyle and environmental factors that may cause flare-ups or aggravate specific conditions. These lifestyle and environmental factors are called Rosacea Triggers because they trigger your system causing the redness and acne like bumps.

Identifying your own personal trigger factors is a process. Some people keep a written or electornic diary to track what causes a flare-up. A rosacea trigger for one person may have no effect on another so it’s a good idea to keep track of your own.  Over the years doctor survey’s and patient input have found several triggers in common with many rosacea patients. Below is a list of the top ten.

  1. Sun exposure
  2. Emotional stress
  3. Hot weather
  4. Wind
  5. Heavy exercise
  6. Alcohol consumption
  7. Hot baths
  8. Cold weather
  9. Spicy foods
  10. Humidity

You can use this electronic “Trigger Tracker” to help track your flare ups.

If you would like to review the “Rosacea App” for Blackberry, iPhone or Andriod you can get it from the app store or marketplace on  your smartphone.