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What is a natural herbal treatment for rosacea?

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The most frequently used natural treatments for rosacea include topical applications, such as cream containing an extract of the herb Chrysanthellum indicum, niacinamide cream and azelaic acid cream. Following an anti-inflammatory diet also helps alleviate rosacea symptoms, according to About.com.

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The cause of rosacea is unknown, but it appears to run in families. It is more commonly seen in people with fair complexions. Many factors appear to contribute to blood vessels in the skin dilating, which worsens rosacea. These factors include drinking alcoholic, hot and caffeinated beverages; eating spicy foods; performing strenuous exercise; spending large amounts of time in the sun, and getting sunburns. Certain drugs, such as blood pressure medication and corticosteroids, also cause rosacea, according to Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D.

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