What is included in patient education about rosacea?

Updated: Aug 14, 2018
  • Author: Agnieszka Kupiec Banasikowska, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Patients should be advised to avoid known exacerbating factors, such as hot or cold temperatures, wind, hot drinks, caffeine, exercise, spicy food, alcohol, strong emotions, topical products that irritate the skin and decrease the barrier, and medications that cause flushing. Patients should be encouraged to use a noncomedogenic, high-factor sunscreen when exposed to sunlight and wind.

For patient education resources, see the Skin Conditions and Beauty Center.


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