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Join LEO Pharma Inc. in recognizing National Healthy Skin Month!

Posted: 11/19/2021

November marks National Healthy Skin Month, and we at LEO Pharma recognize the importance of skin health.

Finacea® (azelaic acid) Foam, 15% is a topical prescription medicine used to treat the inflammatory papules (raised spots) and pustules (pimple-like bumps) of mild to moderate rosacea. In fact, it’s the first prescription foam approved by the FDA for the treatment of rosacea. Here are some important things to know:



National Rosacea Society Awards 2021 Research Grants

Posted: 11/10/2021

man with ocular rosaceaThe National Rosacea Society (NRS) has awarded funding for two new studies in addition to continuing support for two ongoing studies as part of its research grants program to increase knowledge and understanding of the potential causes and other key aspects of rosacea that may lead to improvements in its treatment, prevention or potential cure.



We’re Looking for Your Rosacea Photos and Stories

Posted: 10/25/2021

rosacea patient photoWe need your help to help others.

There is no one single “face of rosacea” — the combination of signs and symptoms in each person who has it is unique. But because it’s so hard to capture rosacea’s appearance in a single image, there is often confusion and misconceptions about this disorder that affects nearly one in every 20 Americans. The National Rosacea Society is aiming to change that.



Targeting Redness May Change the Course of Disease in Rosacea

Posted: 9/28/2021

Dr. Julie HarperResearch and clinical experience show that targeting the persistent redness (erythema) of rosacea, in combination with treating all signs and symptoms individually, may not only clear its appearance but also lessen the severity of the disease itself, according to Dr. Julie Harper, president and owner of the Dermatology and Skin Care Center of Birmingham.



New Research Links Rosacea and Ulcerative Colitis

Posted: 9/13/2021

gastrointestinal disorderIn a new NRS grant-funded study, researchers have found that ulcerative colitis, a type of digestive disorder, is two times more likely to be present in individuals with rosacea compared to those without rosacea.



New Publication Updates Physicians on Facial Redness in Rosacea

Posted: 8/23/2021

persistent facial erythemaNew recommendations urging dermatologists and other health professionals to place greater emphasis on persistent facial redness (erythema) in rosacea were recently published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology.1 Titled “Update on Facial Erythema in Rosacea,” the new publication is base



Rosacea May Be Associated with Gout, Kidney Stones

Posted: 8/11/2021

Editor’s note: It’s important to note that these findings only suggest a potential association. To determine any cause and effect relationship, further study is required.



Study Investigates How Rosacea Affects Sleep

Posted: 6/28/2021

bedroom at nightWhen your rosacea is flaring up, have you ever noticed that you have trouble sleeping? The first study to investigate the relationship between rosacea and sleep found evidence that the chronic skin disorder and poor sleep quality may be associated with each other.



Even Princesses Have Rosacea: How Lady Diana Managed Her Disorder

Posted: 6/3/2021

Lady Diana, Princess of WalesMembers of the British royal family are no strangers to the spotlight. As the subjects of television series such as “The Crown” as well as in the tabloids and gossip columns for their real-life drama, few other celebrities garner such close attention — and few have been scrutinized as closely as Diana, Princess of Wales.



Studies Find Associations Between Rosacea And Psychiatric Disorders

Posted: 5/18/2021

Editor’s note: Rosacea is a highly visible condition associated with social stigma due to a lack of public awareness and misinformation surrounding its cause. Over the past few years, multiple studies have suggested a connection between rosacea and psychiatric disorders. Additionally, many researchers have noted that rosacea negatively impacts patients’ quality of life. It’s important to separate recent studies concerning psychiatric illnesses, which suggest only a potential association with rosacea, from research gauging the impact rosacea has on patients’ quality of life.



Different Foods Trigger Rosacea Flare-ups in Different Ways

Posted: 5/6/2021

bananas, mango, apples and pearsThe fact that certain foods can trigger a flare-up in some rosacea patients is well known. In reaction to these foods and other environmental factors such as sun exposure or extreme temperatures, the body releases substances in the skin which cause a chain reaction that leads to flushing, inflammation and, for some, burning and stinging sensations.



10 Secrets Only People with Rosacea Know

Posted: 4/22/2021

conversation about rosaceaThe National Rosacea Society recently conducted a survey focused on how rosacea impacts the social lives of patients. More than 575 people with rosacea took part in the survey, and 85% of the respondents said a flare-up of rosacea frequently or occasionally brings them unwanted attention. Ninety-one percent said this unwanted attention affects how they perceive themselves.



When You Look in the Mirror, Do You See Red Skin Spots and Raised Bumps on Your Face?

Posted: 4/15/2021

If you do, it’s possible that your healthcare professional may diagnose you with having mild to moderate rosacea.



Why is Perioral Dermatitis Often Mistaken for Rosacea?

Posted: 3/23/2021

red close-up of womanThe symptoms of perioral dermatitis, also known as periorificial dermatitis, may seem a lot like rosacea: red bumps, pimples and scaling and peeling around the mouth, nose and central part of the face, sometimes coupled with a burning or stinging sensation. But while the two skin conditions can look and feel similar, their root causes are quite different.



National Rosacea Society Offers Updated ‘Understanding Rosacea’ Booklet

Posted: 3/9/2021
Understanding Rosacea booklet

The National Rosacea Society today announced it has introduced an updated version of “Understanding Rosacea,” its most popular educational booklet that provides an introduction to this chronic facial skin disorder estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans. The new edition incorporates the updated standard classification and pathophysiology of rosacea, developed by a consensus committee and review panel of 28 rosacea experts worldwide and published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.



Masks Make Matters Worse for Rosacea Patients, Study Finds

Posted: 2/25/2021

two women walking in a park wearing masksAlmost from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, people with acne and rosacea have reported new or worsening symptoms due to long hours wearing protective face masks.



Rosacea Awareness Month to Highlight Broad Range of Treatment Options

Posted: 2/9/2021

Rosacea Awareness MonthAlthough rosacea sufferers now have access to more treatment options and sophisticated care than ever before, many are still untreated or using older therapies that may not be optimally suited for their individual cases.



Rosacea Sufferers and Dermatologists Can Play an Important Role in Fighting Antibiotic Resistance

Posted: 1/26/2021

antibiotic resistanceAlthough many of the most commonly prescribed treatments for rosacea are oral or topical antibiotics, a recent survey by the National Rosacea Society (NRS) found the majority of rosacea patients have never heard of antibiotic resistance — the development of harmful bacteria u



Do Web Searches Reveal Connections Between Rosacea and Other Diseases?

Posted: 1/5/2021

google search for rosacea comorbiditiesIn recent years a number of studies have been published investigating rosacea comorbidity, the simultaneous occurrence of rosacea and other diseases, such as



Got a Rosacea Flare-up Before a Video Call? Here Are Some Tips

Posted: 12/14/2020

zoom meetingWith in-person events canceled and many people working from home due to the pandemic, video calls have become more common in our lives than ever before. This can be particularly challenging for those dealing with a flare-up of rosacea signs and symptoms. Here are a few tips for making this challenging social circumstance nothing more than simply routine.



National Rosacea Society Awards New Grants for Rosacea Research

Posted: 11/23/2020

Demodex folliculorumThe National Rosacea Society has awarded funding for two new studies, in addition to continuing support for one ongoing study, as part of its research grants program to increase knowledge and understanding of the potential causes and other key aspects of rosacea that may lead to improvements in its treatment, prevention or potential cure.



The Relationship Between Smoking and Rosacea Remains Clouded

Posted: 11/9/2020

lit cigarette in ashtrayDoes smoking make rosacea worse, or do smokers enjoy protection from the disease? Two recent studies have only added to the contradictory body of research on the relationship between smoking and rosacea.



A Blogger Decides to Go Makeup-Free

Posted: 10/22/2020

Kristin MorasVideo blogger and mother of three Kristin Moras had a particularly tumultuous start to 2020. The coronavirus pandemic meant that in early spring she suddenly found herself homeschooling her two sons while pregnant with her third child. Not only were the stress and pregnancy hormones causing her skin to flare, but she wasn’t able to take her prescribed medications for rosacea because of her pregnancy.



New Rosacea Survey Shows Most Patients Are Satisfied With Therapy, But More Awareness of Treatment Options Is Needed

Posted: 10/5/2020

generic medicationA recent National Rosacea Society (NRS) survey found that most rosacea patients were satisfied with the oral and topical prescription therapies they are using to treat this chronic facial skin disorder, but that individuals 60 and over were more likely to use older treatments, rather than newer products that may more