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Research Grants Awarded

Posted: 9/22/2011

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.



New Tool for Triggers

Posted: 9/6/2011

 

INTENDIS INTRODUCES "THE ROSACEA APP"
Information at the Tip of Your Fingers



Summer Rosacea Review

Posted: 8/17/2011

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.



"The Great Impostor"

Posted: 7/12/2011

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.



Rosacea and Employment

Posted: 6/23/2011

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.



Dry Eye Signals Rosacea

Posted: 6/9/2011

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



Complying with Therapy

Posted: 5/23/2011

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.



Spring Rosacea Review

Posted: 5/6/2011

The Spring Rosacea Review is now online at rosacea.org. This issue reviews the National Rosacea Society’s public awareness activities during Rosacea Awareness Month and also offers advice to those with rosacea who are confronted with awkward questions about their condition.



Risks Answer 'Why Me?'

Posted: 4/19/2011

"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:



Clues Can Save Millions

Posted: 4/4/2011

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.



Rosacea in Tunisia

Posted: 3/23/2011

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



Top Alcohol Triggers

Posted: 3/10/2011

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.



Handling Awkward Queries

Posted: 2/22/2011

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.



Awareness Month in April

Posted: 2/8/2011

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.



Ways to Weather Winter

Posted: 1/18/2011

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:



Easing Eye Irritation

Posted: 1/4/2011

Soothing cleansing and other measures in addition to medical therapy may help relieve the symptoms of subtype 4 (ocular) rosacea, according to the standard management options for rosacea recently published by the National Rosacea Society (NRS).



Rosacea Research Update

Posted: 12/7/2010

Many of the factors considered potential causes of rosacea are now coming into sharp focus as a result of medical studies funded by the National Rosacea Society (NRS) research grants program, and the growing body of scientific evidence is making major strides toward defining the precise development of this widespread disorder.



Fall Rosacea Review

Posted: 11/18/2010

The Fall Rosacea Review is now online at rosacea.org. This issue reports ongoing results of research studies funded by the National Rosacea Society as well as management options for the eye symptoms of subtype 4 (ocular) rosacea. Also highlighted are articles on minimizing the threat of bacterial resistance and the results of a recent survey on alcoholic beverages as rosacea triggers.



Minimizing Resistance

Posted: 11/2/2010

Improper use of oral antibiotics, including long-term use over months to years, has resulted in resistant bacteria that are posing a serious health threat, according to Dr. Theodore Rosen, professor of dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine, at a recent meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology. He also noted that alternative options are available that can minimize this risk.



Rosacea-Friendly Spices

Posted: 10/5/2010

The hot, spicy flavors of many regional and ethnic cuisines offer a virtual explosion of taste in diners’ mouths. Unfortunately for many rosacea patients, spicy foods may result in an explosion of signs and symptoms as well. Here are some tips to keep a little sizzle in your meal without triggering a flare-up.



Caring for Subtype 1

Posted: 9/16/2010

Because the flushing and facial redness of subtype 1 (erythematotelangiectatic) rosacea are difficult to treat with medical therapy, other measures may be especially important for successfully controlling this widespread form of rosacea, according to the standard management options for rosacea recently published by the National Rosacea Society (NRS).1



Help New Genetics Study

Posted: 9/2/2010

Rosacea patients are invited to participate in a medical research study designed to identify potential genetic factors relating to this common but poorly understood disorder. Patients must meet two criteria to be eligible to participate:

• They must experience facial flushing, burning, tingling or itching in response to alcohol, spicy foods, temperature change or other trigger factors.

• They must have a family member who is (or was) also affected by rosacea.



Summer Rosacea Review

Posted: 8/17/2010

The Summer Rosacea Review is now online. Highlights of this issue include results from a recent National Rosacea Society patient survey, which documents that rosacea encompasses a wide range of potential signs and symptoms, as well as treatment options for the flushing and redness of subtype 1 (erythematotelangiectatic) rosacea.



Wide Effects of Rosacea

Posted: 8/2/2010

Not only is rosacea now estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans, but a new survey by the National Rosacea Society documents the unusually wide range of potential signs and symptoms that may be associated with the disorder.



Mites and Eye Symptoms

Posted: 7/15/2010

A new study has found there may be a link between ocular rosacea and bacteria associated with Demodex mites, microscopic inhabitants of normal skin that tend to occur in much greater numbers in those with rosacea.

In the recently published study of 59 rosacea patients, Dr. Jianjing Li and colleagues at the Ocular Surface Center in Miami found a significant correlation between facial rosacea, infestation of the eyes with Demodex mites and reaction to certain mite-related organisms previously shown to stimulate an immune response in rosacea sufferers.1