Dr. Richard Thomas explains the key factor in managing rosacea. He takes the stance that patients should not give up activities that they enjoy doing, and to manage rosacea in other ways.
I think that sun protection, broad spectrum sunscreens is the single most important factor in terms of lifestyle.
We know that spicy foods, hot drinks, alcohol, exertion are all things that tend to increase flushing, but you know, I’m not sure if I had rosacea, if I’d want to give up any of those other than the sunshine.
So my approach has always been, let’s see if we can control it with the standard treatments that we offer, and for individuals to carry on doing whatever they like doing, except, I stress the importance of sun protection.