Which Foods Should I Avoid If I Have Rosacea?

One of the best ways to reduce rosacea flare-ups is to stay away from highly acidic foods

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Is there such a thing as a diet for rosacea? Can certain foods cause rosacea? Are there certain foods to eat for rosacea cures? Most people who suffer from this skin disorder find that right after eating certain foods, they suffer from flare-ups.which leads them to ask: Which foods cause rosacea. In reality, foods do not cause rosacea, but allergic reactions to foods can cause flare-ups.

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Most people find that once they identify the offending food and eliminate it from their diet, their eczema flare-ups are reduced. For others, they may still have some eczema symptoms and need to find a natural treatment for rosacea.

What is rosacea? Rosacea is a very common skin disorder that starts out as a flush or rash on the face, mostly the on the cheeks and nose. For many people, this flush or redness is hard to distinguish from an allergy, rash, or sunburn. However, in the case of rosacea, the redness is almost always there and ever swells burns and becomes inflamed.

Physicians do not know what causes rosacea but suspect there might be a genetic connection and that this disorder could be hereditary. Other causes may include:

– Too much sun exposure
– Certain medication
– Stress
– Hormones
– Environment

So, which foods trigger allergic flare-ups? The most popular foods are dairy products. Up to 75% of rosacea sufferers are allergic to some type of dairy product. Other less popular foods include gluten, wheat, soy, nuts, food colouring, and preservatives.

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Rosacea Diet: One of the best ways to reduce rosacea flare-ups, in addition to avoiding allergic foods, is to change the diet and stay away from highly acidic foods. When following a good rosacea diet try to avoid:

– Meat
– Alcohol
– Fried foods
– Processed simple foods

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Try keeping a food diary for 2 weeks and see if you can find the offending foods that cause your rosacea flare-ups. This can help reduce common rosacea symptoms.

Source by Linda Robison