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Rosacea Triggers: Alcohol and Smoking.

Dermatol Clin. 2018 Apr;36(2):123-126

Authors: Alinia H, Tuchayi SM, Patel NU, Patel N, Awosika O, Bahrami N, Cardwell LA, Richardson I, Huang KE, Feldman SR

A variety of triggers are thought to exacerbate rosacea. A validated self-assessment tool and survey was used to study the relationship between rosacea severity and triggers. Subjects were adult patients with a clinical diagnosis of rosacea. Increased severity of disease was significantly associated with consumption of many alcoholic beverages in 1 day and employment at a job requiring extensive sun exposure. The authors' findings may inform physician counseling practices; patients may be provided with practical measures for managing their rosacea, such as limiting alcohol consumption over short periods of time and increasing sun protection, especially in the summer.

PMID: 29499795 [PubMed - in process]

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