Friday, April 6, 2012

Food and Rosacea Flare Ups

Rosacea causes excess inflammation in the capillaries. It is commonly seen on the nose, on the cheeks, on the chin and on the center of the forehead. Certain foods can cause flare ups. People with rosacea should avoid spicy food, alcohol (especially red wine) and hot beverages. Some people find that certain foods cause a flare up for them personally. Cheese, soy sauce, sour cream, yogurt, citrus fruits, chocolate and vinegar are among the foods that people have reported as rosacea triggers. Blackberries, blueberries and cherry are vascular constrictors therefore, they may actually  improve the look of rosacea. Keep a food diary to help you pinpoint foods that cause flare ups so you can avoid them.

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