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Winter 2005

Exercise Can Affect Rosacea, But Modifying Routine Helps

According to a new survey of 1,261 rosacea patients by the National Rosacea Society, more than 83 percent are affected at least somewhat by exercise. Fortunately, of those who have modified their exercise routine because of this condition, 89 percent said this had reduced their signs and symptoms.

Tips for Dining Out

Your table is ready...are you? To reduce the chance of a flare-up, know your personal food triggers and follow these tips:

 

  • Ask. If a dish contains hot spices such as white, black or red pepper, paprika, cayenne or wasabi, see if it can be made without those ingredients, substitute for them, or make another selection.

Clinical Scorecard Offered to Physicians

A "Rosacea Clinical Scorecard," based on the recently published standard grading system for rosacea,1 has been developed by the NRS to aid physicians and researchers in diagnosing and evaluating rosacea in their patients, and assessing the results of therapy.

She Finds Persistence and a 'Cool Setting' Pay Off

After having signs of rosacea for 30 years and being told by doctors that she just blushed easily, Marge Proctor has finally been diagnosed with the disorder by a dermatologist.

"I thought my red face, bumps and pimples and burning and itching eyes were something I just had to learn to live with, until the Internet led me to the National Rosacea Society's Web site at rosacea.org," she said. "I subscribed to the newsletter and began to read and inform myself about this complex disorder."

Winter Can Challenge People with Rosacea

Whether you live in the north woods of Wisconsin or the milder weather states of the South, the winter months can be especially challenging for people with rosacea. Various factors -- from wind and cold to sun exposure, indoor heat and low humidity -- all rank high on the list of common triggers for rosacea flare-ups.

Q&A: Menopause & Location

Q. Is there any relationship between the onset of menopause and the beginning of rosacea?

A. While the cause of rosacea remains unknown, its signs and symptoms, especially the flushing characteristic of subtype 1 (erythematotelangiectatic) rosacea, may initially be noted while women are experiencing menopause. In these cases, alleviating the underlying flushing may help keep rosacea under control.

NRS Awards New Research Grants to Study Life-Disruptive Disorder

The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has awarded funding for six new studies as part of its research grants program to advance scientific knowledge of potential causes and other key aspects of this chronic and often life-disruptive disorder that affects an estimated 14 million Americans.

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Contact Us

Phone:
1-888-NO-BLUSH
Email:
rosaceas@aol.com
National Rosacea Society
196 James St.
Barrington, IL 60010

Our Mission

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.