Rosacea Patients Often Have Other Skin Conditions Too

Posted on: 03/07/2013

A new survey by the National Rosacea Society (NRS) found that while many rosacea patients also have other skin disorders, treatment for those other conditions may also reduce rosacea flare-ups.

In the NRS survey of 1,141 people, 55 percent reported that they had ever experienced another skin disorder. Among those who reported another disorder, 32 percent said they had experienced atopic dermatitis (also called eczema), known for its itchy, dry and scaly patches that often appear on the scalp, forehead or face. Thirty-one percent were affected by seborrheic dermatitis, a condition characterized by a red, scaly rash, most commonly in the central face; 29 percent said they had experienced acne; and 28 percent had been diagnosed with skin cancer.

Fortunately, the majority of survey respondents reported that their other skin condition was under control, and two-thirds said their rosacea was as well. Read the full story in the latest issue of Rosacea Review.