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August 2002 Issue

Hot Beverages, Spices, Alcohol Can Trigger Rosacea Blush

Q. I have rosacea. Is there a special diet that can prevent my facial flushing from worsening? A. There’s no diet, per se, but there are certain foods you might want to avoid, because they can sometimes trigger flushing. Suspect foods vary from one rosacea sufferer to the next, so you’ll need to pay attention to which foods are a problem for you. Rosacea (pronounced ro-ZAY-shuh) is a progressive acne-like skin disorder that affects about one in 20 Americans, typically between the ages

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