Fact or Fiction: Ultimate Rosacea Quiz

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Fact or Fiction: Ultimate Rosacea Quiz
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The 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?
yes
no
Although rosacea isn't caused by alcoholism, alcohol is a common rosacea trigger, and alcoholism can make the condition worse.

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Does rosacea affect women more, or men?
women
Women get rosacea more than men do, but men's cases are often more severe.
men
It's about the same.

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If you blush easily, are you more likely to get rosacea?
yes
People who blush easily are at risk of developing the disease.
no
It doesn't matter.

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What age group is most affected by rosacea?
young children
teenagers
young adults
middle-aged adults
Rosacea is most often diagnosed in people aged 30 to 60.
the elderly

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What condition increases your risk of rosacea?
kidney failure
menopause
Women going through menopause have an increased risk of rosacea.
melanoma
exczema
halitosis
Crohn's disease

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Which is NOT a primary symptom of rosacea?
visible facial blood vessels
eczema
All of the options are rosacea symptoms except eczema. Rosacea is often mistaken for eczema, though.
acne-like bumps
intermittent face flushing
permanent face flushing

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Can rosacea appear on other parts of your body, or is it only a facial condition?
yes
no
rarely
Rosacea can appear on the chest, neck, ears or scalp, but it's primarily found on the face.

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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.

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What's the name for the tiny, visible blood vessels that are a symptom of rosacea?
rotorosaria
apalangasia
telangiectasia
Telangiectasia are the result of inflammation or dilation of tiny facial blood vessels.
plangoformiecta

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About how many rosacea patients also have dry skin?
one-quarter
half
One out of two rosacea patients also report dry skin.
three-quarters
all

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Which of your senses could be damaged by rosacea?
hearing
sight
Some rosacea patients experience eye irritation, which can lead to vision damage.
touch
taste
smell

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Severe cases of rosacea (mostly in men) can result in swollen, bumpy nose tissue. What is this condition called?
rhinophyma
Rhinophyma is the word -- that's how W.C. Fields got that bulbous nose.
rhinoretinoma
rhinoplasty

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Withdrawal from this substance can cause a rosacea flare-up.
caffeine
Yep, if you're a rosacea sufferer and decide to drop your morning coffee habit, you might have to brace yourself for an outbreak.
sugar
nicotine
heroin

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What's the leading cause of rosacea outbreaks?
stress
exercise
skin-care products
sun exposure
Sun exposure causes rosacea episodes in 81 percent of patients. Emotional stress is next on the list.
medications

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What's a good exercise option for rosacea patients who have flare-ups after intense exercise?
walking
water aerobics
You can get an effective workout from water aerobics, but you won't overheat.
rowing
stationary bicycle

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Does sucking on ice cubes help rosacea?
yes
Yes, the ice will help bring down your facial temperature.
no

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Is there a cure for rosacea?
yes
no
No, there isn't a cure. But you can manage the condition with medication and learn how to avoid your flare-up triggers.

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What's more effective against rosacea: topical or oral antibiotics?
topical
oral
Oral antibiotics work best in all but the most mild cases.

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Which former U.S. president has rosacea?
Jimmy Carter
George H.W. Bush
Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton is a rosacea sufferer. Princess Diana was also reported to have had rosacea.
George W. Bush

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What alcoholic drink do rosacea patients name as the worst rosacea trigger?
beer
wine
Red wine is the main culprit for people whose rosacea is triggered by alcohol consumption.
tequila
bourbon
gin
vodka

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