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About This QuizThe chronic skin condition rosacea affects about 16 million people in the United States. The symptoms can come and go at first, making it difficult to diagnose. Test your knowledge with this rosacea quiz.
Is rosacea caused by alcoholism?
Although rosacea isn't caused by alcoholism, alcohol is a common rosacea trigger, and alcoholism can make the condition worse.
Does rosacea affect women more, or men?
Women get rosacea more than men do, but men's cases are often more severe.
It's about the same.
If you blush easily, are you more likely to get rosacea?
People who blush easily are at risk of developing the disease.
It doesn't matter.
What age group is most affected by rosacea?
Rosacea is most often diagnosed in people aged 30 to 60.
What condition increases your risk of rosacea?
Women going through menopause have an increased risk of rosacea.
Which is NOT a primary symptom of rosacea?
visible facial blood vessels
All of the options are rosacea symptoms except eczema. Rosacea is often mistaken for eczema, though.
intermittent face flushing
permanent face flushing
Can rosacea appear on other parts of your body, or is it only a facial condition?
Rosacea can appear on the chest, neck, ears or scalp, but it's primarily found on the face.
What's the difference between a papule and a pustule?
Papules are bigger than pustules.
Pustules are bigger than papules.
Papules are fluid-containing blisters and pustules are solid bumps.
Pustules contain pus and papules don't.
Sorry to gross you out with this one, but the red bumps associated with rosacea are called papules when they don't contain pus, and pustules when they do.
What's the name for the tiny, visible blood vessels that are a symptom of rosacea?
Telangiectasia are the result of inflammation or dilation of tiny facial blood vessels.
About how many rosacea patients also have dry skin?
One out of two rosacea patients also report dry skin.
Which of your senses could be damaged by rosacea?
Some rosacea patients experience eye irritation, which can lead to vision damage.
Severe cases of rosacea (mostly in men) can result in swollen, bumpy nose tissue. What is this condition called?
Rhinophyma is the word -- that's how W.C. Fields got that bulbous nose.
Withdrawal from this substance can cause a rosacea flare-up.
Yep, if you're a rosacea sufferer and decide to drop your morning coffee habit, you might have to brace yourself for an outbreak.
What's the leading cause of rosacea outbreaks?
Sun exposure causes rosacea episodes in 81 percent of patients. Emotional stress is next on the list.
What's a good exercise option for rosacea patients who have flare-ups after intense exercise?
You can get an effective workout from water aerobics, but you won't overheat.
Does sucking on ice cubes help rosacea?
Yes, the ice will help bring down your facial temperature.
Is there a cure for rosacea?
No, there isn't a cure. But you can manage the condition with medication and learn how to avoid your flare-up triggers.
What's more effective against rosacea: topical or oral antibiotics?
Oral antibiotics work best in all but the most mild cases.
Which former U.S. president has rosacea?
George H.W. Bush
Bill Clinton is a rosacea sufferer. Princess Diana was also reported to have had rosacea.
George W. Bush
What alcoholic drink do rosacea patients name as the worst rosacea trigger?
Red wine is the main culprit for people whose rosacea is triggered by alcohol consumption.
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