What are the common triggering factors for rosacea?

Updated: Aug 14, 2018
  • Author: Agnieszka Kupiec Banasikowska, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Before the initiation of therapy, the triggering factors that exacerbate the patient's rosacea should be identified and avoided if possible. Common triggering factors include the following [4, 5] :

  • Hot or cold temperatures

  • Wind

  • Hot drinks

  • Caffeine

  • Exercise

  • Spicy food

  • Alcohol

  • Emotions

  • Topical products that irritate the skin and decrease the barrier

  • Medications that cause flushing


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