Rosacea Sufferers and Dermatologists Can Play an Important Role in Fighting Antibiotic Resistance

Posted: 1/26/2021

antibiotic resistanceAlthough many of the most commonly prescribed treatments for rosacea are oral or topical antibiotics, a recent survey by the National Rosacea Society (NRS) found the majority of rosacea patients have never heard of antibiotic resistance — the development of harmful bacteria u

Do Web Searches Reveal Connections Between Rosacea and Other Diseases?

Posted: 1/5/2021

google search for rosacea comorbiditiesIn recent years a number of studies have been published investigating rosacea comorbidity, the simultaneous occurrence of rosacea and other diseases, such as

Got a Rosacea Flare-up Before a Video Call? Here Are Some Tips

Posted: 12/14/2020

zoom meetingWith in-person events canceled and many people working from home due to the pandemic, video calls have become more common in our lives than ever before. This can be particularly challenging for those dealing with a flare-up of rosacea signs and symptoms. Here are a few tips for making this challenging social circumstance nothing more than simply routine.

National Rosacea Society Awards New Grants for Rosacea Research

Posted: 11/23/2020

Demodex folliculorumThe National Rosacea Society has awarded funding for two new studies, in addition to continuing support for one ongoing study, as part of its research grants program to increase knowledge and understanding of the potential causes and other key aspects of rosacea that may lead to improvements in its treatment, prevention or potential cure.

The Relationship Between Smoking and Rosacea Remains Clouded

Posted: 11/9/2020

lit cigarette in ashtrayDoes smoking make rosacea worse, or do smokers enjoy protection from the disease? Two recent studies have only added to the contradictory body of research on the relationship between smoking and rosacea.

A Blogger Decides to Go Makeup-Free

Posted: 10/22/2020

Kristin MorasVideo blogger and mother of three Kristin Moras had a particularly tumultuous start to 2020. The coronavirus pandemic meant that in early spring she suddenly found herself homeschooling her two sons while pregnant with her third child. Not only were the stress and pregnancy hormones causing her skin to flare, but she wasn’t able to take her prescribed medications for rosacea because of her pregnancy.

New Rosacea Survey Shows Most Patients Are Satisfied With Therapy, But More Awareness of Treatment Options Is Needed

Posted: 10/5/2020

generic medicationA recent National Rosacea Society (NRS) survey found that most rosacea patients were satisfied with the oral and topical prescription therapies they are using to treat this chronic facial skin disorder, but that individuals 60 and over were more likely to use older treatments, rather than newer products that may more

New Survey Assesses the Psychological Impact of Rosacea

Posted: 9/8/2020

depressed womanA recent NRS survey revealed that most rosacea patients are impacted psychologically by the disease and its effect on their appearance, but treatment may lessen rosacea’s negative effects.

Galderma and Celebrity Stylist Brad Goreski Want to Motivate Americans to Face Up to Rosacea

Posted: 8/20/2020

National Campaign Empowers 16 Million Americans Faced with a Chronic Inflammatory Skin Condition to Take Action, Navigate Treatment Journey with a Dermatologist

Tell Rosacea to Take a Hike: Tips for Walking Without Flare-ups This Summer

Posted: 7/14/2020

people walkingWalking and hiking are great ways to exercise and enjoy the best that nature has to offer this summer. While social distancing may prevent many rosacea patients from visiting gyms or taking part in organized sporting events, it’s easy to walk and hike independently or in a safely distanced group. Unfortunately, it’s also easy to overlook the potential for a rosacea flare-up while walking for exercise.

Ros-NET: New Computer-Aided Rosacea Diagnostic Tool Poses Promising Advance

Posted: 6/23/2020
A recent NRS-funded study found that a computer-assisted rosacea analysis tool offers the potential to improve the visual assessment practices that dermatologists use to evaluate the disorder. This initial research increases the possibility that doctors and rosacea sufferers may one day have access to technology that is less subjective and less variable than today’s most common diagnostic methods.

NRS Introduces New Standard Management Options for Rosacea

Posted: 6/3/2020
rosacea management options handoutNew standard management options for rosacea have been published to provide a comprehensive summary of treatments for respective signs and symptoms, also known as phenotypes, identified in the recently updated standard classification of rosacea. The new system allows physicians to tailor therapy for each individual case to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

Leading Dermatologists Urge Greater Focus on Facial Redness at NRS Roundtable

Posted: 5/12/2020

facial erythemaNew developments in rosacea call for dermatologists to place greater emphasis on addressing persistent facial redness (erythema), according to experts at a recent National Rosacea Society (NRS) roundtable to provide an update on this key aspect of the disorder, based on the new standard classification system, recent burden-of-illness study results, new standard management options and significant advances in medical t

Researchers Find Differences in the Microbiome of Rosacea Skin

Posted: 5/4/2020

C. acnes bacteriaEvery person is host to a natural mix of bacteria, fungi and viruses — they are normal inhabitants of the skin, known as the skin microbiome. But the makeup of that community may be very different in those with rosacea, according to the results of a recent NRS-funded study comparing the bacteria found on the faces of rosacea patients and people without the condition.

Avoiding Rosacea Flare-ups During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted: 4/22/2020

woman wearing covid-19 maskThe COVID-19 pandemic is omnipresent in the lives of most Americans right now.

Rosacea Awareness Month Highlights New Treatment Options for Life-Disruptive Disorder Affecting 16 Million Americans

Posted: 4/1/2020

Rosacea Awareness MonthIncreased medical understanding has led to significant advances in the control of rosacea, allowing many of those who suffer from this chronic red-faced disorder to live free of its conspicuous and embarrassing symptoms for the first time.

New Study Finds High Rate of Ocular Rosacea in Women with Dark Skin

Posted: 3/24/2020

arab womanThe Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology recently published a study on the impact of rosacea on the eyes, known as ocular rosacea, which may carry implications for physicians and rosacea patients alike.

Red Carpet, Red Face: Rosacea in Hollywood

Posted: 2/5/2020

Julia Fox and Renee ZellwegerMillions of viewers worldwide tune into the Oscars broadcast every year, and from the moment actors meet photographers on the red carpet, a spotlight shines on them, showing off their glamorous appearance and highlighting any flaws or blemishes as well.

NRS Announces New Research Grant

Posted: 1/6/2020

rosacea patient with telangiectasiaThe NRS Research Grants Program has awarded funding for a new study, in addition to continued support for three ongoing studies, in its mission to help increase knowledge and understanding of the causes and other key aspects of rosacea that may lead to improvement in its management, prevention or potential cure.

Enjoy Holiday Beverages without the Flare-ups!

Posted: 12/12/2019

holiday drinksThe holiday season is here and so are the numerous social engagements and family events that mark this time of year.

Eggnog, mulled wine and hot cider are often regular attendees at events like this. For some, an initial pit stop at the bar before mingling can ease social anxiety, and grabbing a refill is a great excuse for a break in conversation.

NRS Research Grants Program Marks 20 Years

Posted: 11/14/2019

NRS Research Grants Program marks 20 yearsMore than two decades ago, rosacea was a poorly understood condition that was often considered a rare disease. Today it is estimated that more than 16 million Americans suffer from its conspicuous and embarrassing signs and symptoms, and the good news is that the advancement of scientific knowledge and treatment of rosacea has kept pace with its far wider recognition.

Best Practices for Using Makeup on Rosacea Skin

Posted: 10/21/2019

Talonted LexMakeup and skincare products may sometimes seem intimidating or downright risky for someone dealing with sensitive skin, but the ability to safely disguise rosacea’s symptoms can be an empowering weapon in the arsenal of any rosacea patient.

Severity of Rhinophyma Linked to Alcohol Intake

Posted: 9/4/2019

W.C. FieldsSometimes there’s some truth to the myth. The red, swollen and bumpy nose of rhinophyma (pronounced “rye-no-FY-muh”) was long associated in popular discourse with heavy alcohol consumption; it’s been historically referred to as drinker’s nose, and W.C.

National Rosacea Society Offers New ‘Recognizing Redness’ Patient Tool

Posted: 8/14/2019

Recognizing Rosacea bookletThe National Rosacea Society has introduced an innovative public service booklet called “Recognizing Redness” to help rosacea sufferers assess facial redness, the primary diagnostic feature of this chronic facial skin disorder that affects more than 16 million Americans.

Picking the Right Sunscreen for Rosacea and the Environment

Posted: 8/1/2019

baby with sunscreenThe American Cancer Society estimates that nearly 3.5 million Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in 2019, making this risk associated with sun exposure a very compelling reason for protecting yourself from the sun. Yet for rosacea patients there is even more reason for sun protection, as sun exposure is one of the most common triggers for rosacea flare-ups.