While medical therapy is an essential weapon in the battle against rosacea, identifying and avoiding the individual lifestyle and environmental factors that may aggravate the disorder can be a critical tactic to include in the arsenal. In National Rosacea Society (NRS) surveys of patients who pinpointed and steered clear of their personal rosacea triggers, more than 90 percent reported that this had reduced their rosacea flare-ups.
Individuals with prominent neurologic symptoms might be considered a subset of rosacea, according to a report by Dr. Tiffany Scharschmidt and colleagues at the department of dermatology, University of California-San Francisco.1
In their study of 14 rosacea patients, the researchers found that a high percentage had neurologic (43 percent) or neuropsychiatric (50 percent) conditions such as headache, depression, essential tremor and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
The knowledgeable use of cosmetics combined with topical medication prescribed by your dermatologist can camouflage the embarrassing redness, bumps and pimples of rosacea with a smooth appearance while medical therapy works to minimize or banish the underlying condition.
The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has awarded funding for three new studies in addition to continuing support for five ongoing studies as part of its research grants program to increase knowledge and understanding of the potential causes and other key aspects of rosacea.
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The latest issue of Rosacea Review is now online at rosacea.org. This issue announces new research grant awards, funded by individual donations to the National Rosacea Society, and also offers advice to rosacea patients who are struggling to control the lifestyle and environmental factors that trigger flare-ups of signs and symptoms.
Much to their chagrin, millions of American adults are now walking around red-faced, and many of them don’t know why. They may assume it’s just a temporary complexion problem, and like teenage acne it will eventually go away by itself. What they don’t realize is that they are likely to be unknowing victims of rosacea – “The Great Impostor” – a complex and potentially serious facial disorder that can lead to significant disruption and untold anguish in their personal lives if left untreated.
Unless effectively controlled, rosacea can play havoc on job interactions and employment, according to a new survey by the National Rosacea Society on the impact in the workplace of this widespread, red-faced disorder now estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans.
Eye symptoms are common in rosacea patients and eye dryness is an early sign of subtype 4 (ocular) rosacea, according to a study published in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.1
A recent patient survey by the National Rosacea Society has documented the importance of compliance with medical therapy, as 88 percent of the respondents said their symptoms reappear or increase in severity if they fail to use their medication as directed.
"Why me?" is a question many ask when they find themselves with the embarrassing effects of rosacea – which may include facial redness, visible blood vessels, bumps, pimples, eye irritation and other symptoms if left untreated. While rosacea can strike all segments of the population, surveys by the National Rosacea Society (NRS) have revealed a profile of those most at risk for this conspicuous and chronic condition:
Today's expanding knowledge of the many potential signs and symptoms of rosacea can help unmask this widespread but poorly understood facial disorder now estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans. The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has designated April as Rosacea Awareness Month to alert the public to the warning signs of rosacea and to encourage those who suffer from this conspicuous and often embarrassing condition to seek diagnosis and appropriate treatment before it increasingly disrupts their daily lives.
An analysis of hospital data in Tunisia found that subtype 2 (papulopustular) rosacea, characterized by redness with bumps and pimples, was the most commonly diagnosed form of rosacea in this Arab North African nation.1
While some people may enjoy a drink or two as a way to lift their spirits or relax and unwind, many rosacea patients find that alcohol simply adds to their stress level by causing an outbreak of signs and symptoms.
Insensitive questions about facial appearance can be a double whammy for rosacea sufferers -- the questions may not only cause embarrassment, but can lead to stress that may make the symptoms even worse. Fortunately, however, rosacea patients can usually bring this potentially destructive cycle to a halt by reacting positively, according to psychologists familiar with dermatological disorders.
The many potential signs and symptoms of rosacea may so closely mimic other skin conditions that it has often been called “The Great Impostor.” The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has designated April as Rosacea Awareness Month to alert the public to the warning signs of this chronic and conspicuous facial disorder now estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans.
For many parts of the country winter means strong winds and colder temperatures, both of which can wreak havoc on the sensitive skin of rosacea patients. Even those who live in more moderate climates need to be prepared for sudden weather changes that can bring on a flare-up. Here are some tips to help you through the season:
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