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How To Prevent Flushing
This article follows-on from an introduction to flushing in rosacea.
Flushing is usually the most difficult to treat component of rosacea.
How long do I have to prevent flushing before my rosacea is severe or has a poor prognosis?
Accordingly, rosacea is now diagnosed on the basis of fewer and less severe symptoms than in the past.
If you are prone to any one or more of flushing, persistent skin redness or broken capillaries you should be treating them aggressively to limit disease progression.
How To Prevent Flushing
The prevention of flushing depends on avoiding factors which aggravate symptoms and decreasing the reactivity of the skin and capillaries.
Factors aggravating rosacea vary greatly from patient to patient, however UV exposure and inappropriate skin care are two of the most common and readily avoidable causes of worsening of rosacea.
Sunscreens to Prevent UV-Induced Flushing
In addition to sun avoidance where possible, sunscreen with the highest level of UVA protection should be used daily, irrespective of season, temperature or cloud coverage.
The Clinic has developed two sunscreens (SPF 20 and SPF 50) for rosacea which meet these criteria.
Anti-Inflammatory and Antioxidant Skin Care and Supplements to Soothe and Repair Skin
The terms "sensitive skin," "dermatologist-tested" and even "fragrance-free" mean little in reality.
All types of rosacea share one common feature: inflammation.
Anti-inflammatory skin care products and supplements such as grape seed can help rosacea.
As with sunscreen, skin care products should be free of preservatives and other irritants.
Potentially Aggravating Foods
Liver, yogurt, sour cream, cheese (except cottage cheese), chocolate, vanilla, soy sauce, yeast extract (bread is ok), vinegar, eggplant, avocados, spinach, broad-leaf beans & pods citrus fruits, including tomatoes, including lima, navy or bananas, red plums, raisins or pea figs, spicy & thermally hot foods, foods high in histamine.
Potentially Aggravating Drinks
Alcohol, especially red wine, beer, bourbon, gin, vodka or champagne hot drinks, including hot cider, hot chocolate, coffee and tea.
Temperature and Weather-Related Factors
Saunas, hot baths, simple overheating, excessively warm environments, sun, strong winds, cold, humidity.
Drugs Triggering Symptoms
Vasodilators, topical steroids.
Medical Conditions Triggering Symptoms
Menopause, chronic cough, caffeine withdrawal.
Redness Relief — WebMD.
Blushing and Flushing — Better Health Channel Australia.
Author: Peter Wilson.
Reviewed: Thursday, May 1, 2014.
Further Information: Rosacea Flushing Treatment References : How To Prevent Flushing :