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Rosacea Trigger Factor List


Trigger Factor List
Rosacea 101
page 46
by permission of the author

Rosacea triggers are only proposed. There is not one rosacea trigger proposed that produces a rosacea flare up in every rosacea sufferer. Not one. In addition, all rosacea triggers are simply anecdotal, collected in surveys, polls and online posts. 


sources for the triggers listed above are listed in the book, Rosacea 101, page 46 and also if you scroll to the bottom of this post in 'Footnotes for the Trigger List' as well as the End Notes. +

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Oral Drugs 


Food & Drink:

Sugar and Carbohydrate


Transient Receptor Potential Alkyrin 1 (TRPA1)

Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid 4 (TRPV4)

Vitamin B Complex

Vinegar [8]


Changes in Temperapure

Electromagnetic Radiation

Florescent Lights

Nickel Sensitivity [6]

Personal Protective Masks or personal protective equipment (PPE) [9]

Ultraviolet Radiation [11]


Caffeine withdrawal syndrome [12]
Chronic cough [12]
Frequent flushing [12]
Menopause [12]
Teeth and Gum Issues [10]

Footnotes for the Trigger List:

* National Rosacea Society Trigger List [1] 

** Rosacea 101—Rosacea Diet

# Flushing Syndromes [2]

## Dermis [3] [41]

^ Rosacea Support Group [4]

+ Ken Landow, MD [5]


Add Medical Conditions to Think About

Associated Diseases (Systemic comorbidities) [7]

Researching Rosacea Trigger Factors

Just think if 10K members of the RRDi each donated one dollar and insisted on supporting a reputable clinician to study what they wanted, supporting their own research, what might be discovered? For example, what about sponsoring investigation into rosacea triggers with an actual double blind, placebo controlled, peer reviewed paper? This can only happen if you want it to happen. Or you can continue to do nothing and let the status quo research continue on. 

Rosacea Research in Perspective of Idiopathic Diseases
Rosacea Research in Perspective of Funding

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End Notes

[1] http://www.rosacea.o...ls/triggers.php

[2] Flushing Syndromes list source Flushing Christian Nasr, MD; The Cleaveland Clinic, Published December 7, 2004

[3] Dermis Department of Clinical Social Medicine University of Heidelberg

[4] http://rosacea-suppo...asked-questions

Unraveling the mystery of rosacea Keys to getting the red out Ken Landow, MD VOL 112/NO 6/DECEMBER

[6] Endocr Metab Immune Disord Drug Targets. 2019 Jan 01;:
Nickel Sensitivity In Rosacea Patients: A Prospective Case Control Study.
Çifci N

[7] This list keeps growing. See Rosacea Theories Revisited > Associated Diseases (Systemic comorbidities)

[8] payitforward reports, "I wanted to share that the most helpful thing I have found is to avoid all vinegar..."

[9] "Since SARS-COV-2 pandemic began, frontline healthcare workers demonstrated to develop facial dermatoses, such as acne, rosacea and seborrheic dermatitis, secondary to prolonged use of personal protective equipment (PPE)."

Clin Exp Dermatol. 2020 Jul 13;:
Facial dermatoses in general population due to personal protective masks: first observations after lockdown.
Giacalone S, Minuti A, Spigariolo CB, Passoni E, Nazzaro G

"Masks appear to trigger both acne and rosacea flares."

Dermatol Ther. 2021 Feb 03;:e14848
COVID-19 related masks increase severity of both acne (Maskne) and rosacea (Mask rosacea): Multi-center, real-life, telemedical, observational prospective study.
Damiani G, Gironi LC, Grada A, Kridin K, Finelli R, Buja A, Bragazzi NL, Pigatto PD, Savoia P

[10] Teeth and Gum Issues May Trigger Erythema Rosacea

[11] A comprehensive epidemiological study of rosacea in Germany

[12] NRS Factors That May Trigger Rosacea Flare-Ups


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