To help you identify and avoid only those factors that affect your individual condition, the National Rosacea Society (NRS) provides a "Rosacea Diary" to help you keep track of common rosacea triggers you may experience, and then match them to any flare-ups of signs and symptoms.
Common Rosacea Triggers
Listed below are possible triggers for rosacea flare-ups:
Cheese (except cottage cheese)
Yeast extract (bread is OK)
Broad-leaf beans and pods, including lima, navy or pea
Citrus fruits, tomatoes, bananas, red plums, raisins or figs
Spicy and thermally hot foods
Foods high in histamine
Excessively warm environments
Alcohol, especially red wine, beer, bourbon, gin, vodka or champagne
Hot drinks, including hot cider, hot chocolate, coffee or tea
Caffeine withdrawal syndrome
"Lift and load" jobs
Skin care products
Some cosmetics and hair sprays, especially those containing alcohol, witch hazel or fragrances
This information is for general educational uses only. It may not apply to you and your personal medical needs. This information should not be used in place of a visit, call, consultation with or the advice of your physician or health care professional.
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