Fact or Fiction: Ultimate Rosacea Quiz
by Staff
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

Does rosacea affect women more, or men?

  • women
  • men
  • It's about the same.

If you blush easily, are you more likely to get rosacea?

  • yes
  • no
  • It doesn't matter.

What age group is most affected by rosacea?

  • young children
  • teenagers
  • young adults
  • middle-aged adults
  • the elderly

What condition increases your risk of rosacea?

  • kidney failure
  • menopause
  • melanoma
  • exczema
  • halitosis
  • Crohn's disease

Which is NOT a primary symptom of rosacea?

  • visible facial blood vessels
  • eczema
  • acne-like bumps
  • intermittent face flushing
  • permanent face flushing

Can rosacea appear on other parts of your body, or is it only a facial condition?

  • yes
  • no
  • rarely

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.

What's the name for the tiny, visible blood vessels that are a symptom of rosacea?

  • rotorosaria
  • apalangasia
  • telangiectasia
  • plangoformiecta

About how many rosacea patients also have dry skin?

  • one-quarter
  • half
  • three-quarters
  • all

Which of your senses could be damaged by rosacea?

  • hearing
  • sight
  • touch
  • taste
  • smell

Severe cases of rosacea (mostly in men) can result in swollen, bumpy nose tissue. What is this condition called?

  • rhinophyma
  • rhinoretinoma
  • rhinoplasty

Withdrawal from this substance can cause a rosacea flare-up.

  • caffeine
  • sugar
  • nicotine
  • heroin

What's the leading cause of rosacea outbreaks?

  • stress
  • exercise
  • skin-care products
  • sun exposure
  • medications

What's a good exercise option for rosacea patients who have flare-ups after intense exercise?

  • walking
  • water aerobics
  • rowing
  • stationary bicycle

Does sucking on ice cubes help rosacea?

  • yes
  • no

Is there a cure for rosacea?

  • yes
  • no

What's more effective against rosacea: topical or oral antibiotics?

  • topical
  • oral

Which former U.S. president has rosacea?

  • Jimmy Carter
  • George H.W. Bush
  • Bill Clinton
  • George W. Bush

What alcoholic drink do rosacea patients name as the worst rosacea trigger?

  • beer
  • wine
  • tequila
  • bourbon
  • gin
  • vodka