Alcohol and rosacea

April 1, 2004

A new survey by the National Rosacea Society found that certain alcoholic beverages may aggravate rosacea more than others, while also dispelling the common myth that this red-faced condition ? estimated to affect 14 million Americans ? is caused by heavy drinking. In the survey of more than 700 rosacea patients, published in Rosacea Review, 10 percent said they rarely or never drink alcohol, and an additional 10 percent reported that consuming alcoholic beverages had no effect on their appearance.