I’ve been fighting an annoying rosacea flare since November last year. It’s sort of fun (and
sardonic) to blame it on the outcome of the presidential election, but I doubt that’s what actually triggered it. Like that famous old comedian and actor WC Fields, I’ve had the skin disease for decades, now. In my case, it comes and goes without warning.
Increased inflammation in my body is what causes my rosacea to flare, making my face look like a summer strawberry year-round. My autoimmune rheumatoid disease causes that systemic inflammation. And that brings up my next leap of logic: Might rosacea and rheumatoid disease be related?