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Survey Shows Rosacea Disrupts Work for Patients with Severe Symptoms

Severe rosacea symptoms often have a substantial impact on people's work lives, according to a new survey by the National Rosacea Society.

In the survey of more than 700 rosacea patients, 66 percent of those with severe symptoms said rosacea had affected their professional interactions, and 33 percent had cancelled or postponed business meetings because of their appearance. Twenty-eight percent said they had missed work because of their condition, and 28 percent also said it may even have influenced their being chosen for a new job or promotion.

Successful Treatment Improves Social Life, According to Survey

Although rosacea has had a negative impact on the social lives of many rosacea sufferers, the situation usually improves following effective therapy, according to a survey of Rosacea Review readers.

Managing Flare-ups on Social Occasions

"Looking good" isn't just a concern of the young. Mature adults also want to make a good impression, and even those firmly established in long-term social relationships want to be at their best for social occasions.

Here are tips on how to avoid or cope with a flare-up that could imperil your social life.

  • Be prepared. In the days before special occasions, take particular care to avoid lifestyle factors that affect your individual condition. Also be sure to use all medication as prescribed in the weeks before.

Tips for Responding to Rude Comments

Some rosacea sufferers have reported that the physical effects of the disease have led to rude comments, stares or even jokes about their appearance. Here are some ways you can take control of these situations and feel good about yourself:

  • Realize that most individuals are unaware of rosacea, so take into account that most reactions are simply caused by curiosity and ignorance of the disease, rather than some negative intent.

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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

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