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 29, 2019

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

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