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    Identifying Your Rosacea Triggers

    If you have rosacea, effective treatment can depend on knowing your own personal triggers. Use this diary each day to keep track of your symptoms. After a week or so, see if you find a pattern to your flare-ups. Then bring your diary to your next doctor's appointment.

    Date: __________

    How were your symptoms today?

    No flare-up Mild flare-up Severe flare-up

    Did you follow your doctor's treatment plan today?

    Yes No


    What weather were you exposed to?
    What did you eat?
    What did you do?
    How did you feel?
    What drugs or products did you use?
    Sunlight

    For how long?


    ______________
    Spicy foods

    What and how much?

    ______________
    Took a hot bath or sauna Medication

    What and how much?

    ______________
    Heat


    For how long?

    ______________

    Hot drinks


    What and how much?
    ______________
    Exercised


    How and how long?
    ______________
    Skin care products or soap

    What did you use?

    ______________
    Cold



    For how long?

    ______________
    Hot foods



    What and how much?
    ______________
    Felt sick or had other symptoms

    Explain.

    ______________
    Cosmetics



    What did you use?

    ______________
    Wind

    For how long?


    ______________
    Alcohol

    What and how much?

    ______________
    Felt anxious or stressed

    Explain.

    ______________
    Perfume or aftershave

    What did you use?

    ______________
    Humidity


    For how long?

    ______________
    Other possible trigger foods

    What and how much?
    ______________
    Other


    Explain.

    ______________
    Other products

    What did you use?

    ______________

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner, MD on January 31, 2014

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