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Immune System May Play Role in Ocular Rosacea

New research into the development of subtype 4 ocular rosacea has found a strong correlation between certain components of the innate immune system and abnormalities in the blood vessels of the eyelids and eyes of those who suffer from the disorder.

Careful Eye Care Eases Her Ocular Rosacea

Making the time to perform a warm water eye soak each morning could be difficult for someone who knows she can't be late to her job as a dental hygienist, but for 59-year-old Carol Christensen from Minnesota, the effort is well worth it.  "Having comfortable eyes is really bliss," she said.

NRS-Funded Researchers Report Interim Results

A possible genetic link found in twins with rosacea and increased understanding of biochemical processes that may lead to the disorder are among the insights reported by investigators at the midpoints of their new research supported by the National Rosacea Society.

Migraines May Increase Risk for Rosacea

Doctors have suspected a possible increased incidence of migraine headaches in rosacea patients since the 1970s, but only a handful of small studies has examined the connection between these two chronic conditions. Now, a large study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology has demonstrated that women with migraines have an increased risk of developing reosacea, particularly as they get older.

New Patient Survey Defines Progression of Rosacea

Although rosacea can vary substantially from one individual to another, flushing and persistent redness are by far the most common initial signs of the disorder, according to a new survey conducted by the National Rosacea Society.

Safety Tips for Skin Procedures

Many spas, salons and clinics offer cosmetic and medical procedures touted to make your skin look younger and healthier, but rosacea patients with sensitive skin need to be particularly aware of potential adverse effects.

The Great Impostor: Steroid-Induced Rosacea


It's been called "The Great Impostor" because the long-term use of topical corticosteroids, a common skin therapy to reduce inflammation and redness, can actually cause rosacea-like symptoms.

Red-Hot Tips for Grilling

Summer is here and the time is right for a barbecue! But be careful -- heat is a common trigger for rosacea flare-ups, and the hot sun and heat of the grill could be a double whammy for rosacea sufferers. Here are some tips on avoiding a red face with your red hots.

Is Rosacea Affected by Too Much Vitamin D?

While sun exposure is well known as a common trigger for rosacea flare-ups, there may be even more reason for rosacea sufferers to protect themselves from the sun's rays. A new study found that people with rosacea had significantly higher levels of vitamin D in their blood than people who did not have the disorder.

Tips for Avoiding Sun Flare-Ups

Sun exposure is a leading rosacea trigger, so here are some tips to help you safely survive the summer sun.

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