People with rosacea usually have certain triggers. Those can be sun exposure, emotional stress, hot or cold weather, wind, alcohol, spicy foods, strenuous exercise, hot baths, heated beverages and certain skin-care products.
Rosacea cannot be cured, effective medical therapy and avoidance of trigger factors can halt its progression and minimize or reverse its effects. Dermatologists usually prescribe fast acting oral and topical antibiotics to bring symptoms under immediate control, and then continue long-term therapy with the topical medication alone to maintain remission.
You need to work closely with one dermatologist until you get it under control. Then you have to use the medication ALL the time to keep it under control.
Also, stay out of the tanning bed. Good luck to you.
[This message has been edited by Lindarella (edited 12-14-2002).]