As part of the mission of the National Rosacea Society (NRS) to increase awareness, rosacea has been featured on television countless times over the years on local and national news programs as well as entertainment shows. We thought it would be fun and informative to share some of these historical video clips from our archives.
In January 2010, Good Morning America spoke with dermatologist Dr. Doris Day about the ins and outs of rosacea, which Dr. Day referred to as “the great disguiser” due to its tendency to be confused with other skin conditions and its unknown underlying cause. Dr. Day reviewed the subtypes of rosacea and showed patient photos from the NRS, and discussed some of the most common triggers that patients should possibly avoid. She also provided medical tips and treatment options for successfully managing the condition as well as best practices in skin care.
Since this segment aired, the estimated prevalence of rosacea has increased from 14 million to 16 million Americans -- and the number worldwide is far greater.
Seeing rosacea featured on primetime television confirms that we’ve come a long way in increasing public awareness and education on this facial disorder. As Rosacea Awareness Month approaches in April, we thought this video would also remind those with rosacea and those who think they may have the condition how important it is for the public to take notice of this chronic and often life-disruptive disorder.
If you think you may have rosacea, see a dermatologist for diagnosis and appropriate care.
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.