Editor’s note: Rosacea is a highly visible condition associated with social stigma due to a lack of public awareness and misinformation surrounding its cause. Over the past few years, multiple studies have suggested a connection between rosacea and psychiatric disorders. Additionally, many researchers have noted that rosacea negatively impacts patients’ quality of life. It’s important to separate recent studies concerning psychiatric illnesses, which suggest only a potential association with rosacea, from research gauging the impact rosacea has on patients’ quality of life.
The fact that certain foods can trigger a flare-up in some rosacea patients is well known. In reaction to these foods and other environmental factors such as sun exposure or extreme temperatures, the body releases substances in the skin which cause a chain reaction that leads to flushing, inflammation and, for some, burning and stinging sensations.
The National Rosacea Society recently conducted a survey focused on how rosacea impacts the social lives of patients. More than 575 people with rosacea took part in the survey, and 85% of the respondents said a flare-up of rosacea frequently or occasionally brings them unwanted attention. Ninety-one percent said this unwanted attention affects how they perceive themselves.
The following announcement was issued by LEO Pharma Inc.
If you do, it’s possible that your healthcare professional may diagnose you with having mild to moderate rosacea.
The symptoms of perioral dermatitis, also known as periorificial dermatitis, may seem a lot like rosacea: red bumps, pimples and scaling and peeling around the mouth, nose and central part of the face, sometimes coupled with a burning or stinging sensation. But while the two skin conditions can look and feel similar, their root causes are quite different.
The National Rosacea Society today announced it has introduced an updated version of “Understanding Rosacea,” its most popular educational booklet that provides an introduction to this chronic facial skin disorder estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans. The new edition incorporates the updated standard classification and pathophysiology of rosacea, developed by a consensus committee and review panel of 28 rosacea experts worldwide and published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Almost from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, people with acne and rosacea have reported new or worsening symptoms due to long hours wearing protective face masks.
Although rosacea sufferers now have access to more treatment options and sophisticated care than ever before, many are still untreated or using older therapies that may not be optimally suited for their individual cases.
Although 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
In recent years a number of studies have been published investigating rosacea comorbidity, the simultaneous occurrence of rosacea and other diseases, such as
With 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.
The 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.
Does 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.
Video 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
A 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
A 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.
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National Campaign Empowers 16 Million Americans Faced with a Chronic Inflammatory Skin Condition to Take Action, Navigate Treatment Journey with a Dermatologist
Walking 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.
New 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
Every 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.
The COVID-19 pandemic is omnipresent in the lives of most Americans right now.