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What Factors can Cause a Flare-Up?

   Factors can include hot and cold foods, exercise, or cold
   They temporarily impact rosacea
   Can make the face look redder

Factors Vary

There are a number of factors that cause rosacea flare-ups. Drinking alcohol, drinking coffee, drinking other hot beverages, eating hot soup, spicy foods, certain topical products, exercising or even going in the cold can cause the arterials, which regulates how much blood goes into these extra blood vessels, to dilate and temporarily make rosacea look worse.

Short Term Impact

Where, in my opinion, none of these triggers permanently affect rosacea, in the short term they can make people look much redder and cause a flare-up of symptoms including the acne-type bumps that come with rosacea. So they are temporary triggers.

To help manage and control flare-ups, learn more about treatment options: Laser Rosacea Treatment, Choosing Your Doctor, Is there a Cure for Rosacea?

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Last Modified: December 17, 2008

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The information contained in the above article is purely for educational purposes and is not intended to provide any medical advice. Always consult with your physician before having any medical procedure performed.