Rosacea Diet: Foods to Avoid if You Have Rosacea or Ocular Rosacea
Individual reaction patterns vary greatly in rosacea. Therefore, a food diary may help to elucidate your special triggers. These triggers below can cause flushing: Avoid as much as possible.
- Spicy foods,
- Hot drinks,
- Exposure to sunlight
- Exposure to extreme hot and cold temperatures s
- Red wine
- Possible rosacea dietary triggers include
- dairy including yogurt, sour cream, cheese (except cottage cheese),
- alcohol including red wine, beer, vodka, gin, bourbon, and champagne,
- soy sauce,
- yeast extract,
- eggplants, avocados, spinach,
- some beans and pods, including lima, navy or peas,
- citrus fruits, including tomatoes, bananas, red plums, raisins, or figs,
- spicy and temperature hot foods.
1. Avoid: potent cortisone or steroid medications on the face: they can cause telangiectasis: dilated tiny blood vessels of the face
-Some patients experience severe rosacea flares after prolonged use of topical steroids.
2. Vasodilator pills can also flare rosacea. Vasodilators include
a. certain blood pressure medications l
-calcium channel blockers (such asnifedipine [Procardia])
-thiazide diuretics (such as Dyazide).
These potential triggers are found in many skin cleansers and should be avoided in rosacea.
- Witch hazel
- Eucalyptus oil
- Clove oil
- Salicylic acid
Foods that Decrease Rosacea Flare Ups:
1. None or less spicy meals
2. Nonalcoholic cool beverages,
3. Caffeine-free drinks,
4. Nondairy cheese,
5. Meals that are not by temperature hot