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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-upMild flare-upSevere flare-up

Did you follow your doctor's treatment plan today?

YesNo



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 saunaMedication



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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Adapted from the National Rosacea Society's "Rosacea Diary Booklet."

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