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 now estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans.
The goal of Rosacea Awareness Month is to actively spread public education on this disease so that more people who may have the condition seek medical help before it gets worse, and so those whose lives are affected can find greater public understanding.
"The earliest signs of rosacea are often overlooked because people assume they are temporary and will go away," said Dr. John Wolf, chairman of dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine. "Unfortunately, without medical treatment the effects of rosacea often persist and become increasingly severe."
Here are some ways you can participate in Rosacea Awareness Month:
Follow the National Rosacea Society on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for updates on rosacea and medical research. Take part in the effort by sharing posts and updates with your friends, and inviting them to join.
Let others know about rosacea. Visit the NRS weblog for new information, rosacea tips and the latest medical research and share with friends and family members.
Donate to the NRS to support medical research on rosacea and become a member today.
If you believe you may have rosacea and are not being treated, see a dermatologist for a diagnosis and appropriate therapy. Use the Physician Finder tool on our website to find a dermatologist in your area.
Thank you for supporting the NRS in achieving its mission of improving the lives of people with rosacea through public awareness, education and medical research support. To learn more about this disorder, visit All About Rosacea.
The National Rosacea Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of people with rosacea by raising awareness, providing public health information and supporting medical research on this widespread but little-known disorder. The information the Society provides should not be considered medical advice, nor is it intended to replace
consultation with a qualified physician. The Society does not evaluate, endorse or recommend any particular medications, products, equipment or treatments. Rosacea may vary substantially from one patient to another, and treatment must be tailored by a physician for each individual case. For more information, visit About Us.