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Which Comes First, the Rosacea Blemish or the Mite?

Posted: 9/14/2022

Demodex folliculorum miteResearchers have long observed that microscopic mites that live as scavengers on normal human skin tend to occur in greater numbers on the faces of rosacea patients.



Rosacea Success Story: Persistence + Teamwork = a Clear Complexion

Posted: 8/22/2022

For Natalie Flores, persistence paid off. Like many individuals with rosacea, she discounted the occasional redness that began occurring when she turned 30 years old.

“Just after 30, I noticed I would get that flushed redness, but it was pretty mild. I’m part Irish, and many people in my family had it,” Natalie said. But then it began to get worse. “When I was closer to 34-35, my face started getting redder. It felt like sunburn, but it wasn't. Then I got bumps and pimples,” she said.



Persistent Facial Redness is the Most Common and Bothersome Sign of Rosacea, Survey Finds

Posted: 8/2/2022

patient with persistent rednessThe great majority of rosacea patients have experienced persistent facial redness, and most of them report it is the most frequently bothersome sign they face, according to a recent National Rosacea Society (NRS) survey on rosacea redness sponsored by EPI Health. Furthermore, two-thirds reported experiencing flare-ups more than once a week.



Sun Protection is Key to Avoiding Rosacea Flares in Summer — and Year-Round

Posted: 7/13/2022

man on beachAre they isolated events or a trend? Extraordinary heat waves – extremes in high temperature and humidity – may be the norm rather than the exception this year as weather maps display the bright orange that signals the arrival of yet another round of very hot weather. For rosacea patients especially, these are reminders to take cover from the effects of the sun.



Study Finds Association Between Hair Loss and Rosacea

Posted: 6/22/2022

androgenetic alopecia

As if college isn’t stressful enough, a recent medical study in China found a potential connection between rosacea and hair loss among college students.



It’s a Sign: Rosacea in One Family Member May Mean Others Are Affected

Posted: 5/17/2022

three generationsRosacea may often run in the family, but this mechanism is poorly understood, with specific information often incomplete and limited to relatives from only a few generations, according to researchers in a recent study in Italy published in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology.1 In a search



Rosacea Redness the Focus at AAD Annual Meeting

Posted: 5/4/2022

2022 AAD Annual MeetingTackling rosacea flare-ups — as well as a time when redness is welcome — were discussed at the recent American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting in Boston.



Rosacea Sufferers Can Help Combat Antibiotic Resistance

Posted: 4/18/2022

antibiotic resistanceAntibiotic resistance continues to be a growing concern, and individuals with rosacea can do their part to protect this important class of disease-fighting drugs.



Rosacea Awareness Month: Partner with Your Physician for Clear Skin

Posted: 4/1/2022

Rosacea Awareness MonthThanks to the growing number of sophisticated rosacea therapies, the 16 million Americans with this potentially serious facial disorder who commit to partnering with their physicians can now expect to enjoy a clear complexion without the psychological and emotional burden of its unpredictable and embarrassing effects.



Q&A: How are Acne and the Papules and Pustules of Rosacea Different?

Posted: 3/22/2022

rosacea patient with bumps and pimplesAlthough it is now known that there is no connection between acne and rosacea, the term “acne rosacea” was once frequently used to describe the bumps (papules) and pimples (pustules) of papulopustular rosacea, and the misleading term is still sometimes used today.



Tips for Taking Action During Rosacea Awareness Month

Posted: 3/7/2022

Rosacea Awareness Month Each year, the National Rosacea Society (NRS) designates April as Rosacea Awareness Month to educate the public on the impact of this chronic and widespread facial disorder that is estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans.



Rosacea Awareness Month to Highlight the Importance of Adherence to Therapy

Posted: 2/8/2022

Rosacea Awareness Month 2022Sophisticated new therapies designed to target rosacea's disease processes combined with treatment plans tailored to patients’ specific cases have made it easier than ever for sufferers to achieve clear skin.



Researchers Define Keys to Recognizing Ocular Rosacea

Posted: 1/25/2022

ocular rosaceaA pair of new studies help establish the relative prevalence of signs and symptoms of the eyes in rosacea patients (ocular rosacea), as well as the importance of medical therapy.



Study: Burning and Stinging Are Neglected but Important Symptoms in Managing Rosacea

Posted: 1/4/2022

rosacea facial erythemaMost clinical practice guidelines for rosacea identify the primary objective as clearing the visible signs of rosacea, and unseen symptoms such as burning and stinging are not always addressed, although they continue to add to patients’ burden of disease and lower quality of life, according to a review of the studies on burning and/or stinging in individuals with rosacea recently published in the Eur



Demodex Species May Affect Rosacea Inflammation, But Not Ocular

Posted: 12/14/2021

Demodex folliculorumA small study in Russia recently examined the effects of different species of Demodex mites in rosacea.1 Researchers examined 212 patients in three groups: healthy controls, rosacea patients low levels of mites, and rosacea patients with high levels of mites.



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.