The NRS has updated “Understanding Rosacea,” its most popular educational booklet that provides an introduction to this chronic facial skin disorder. 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.
“‘Understanding Rosacea’ is an excellent resource for newly diagnosed rosacea patients, who often have questions about the disease and the lifestyle changes that may be necessary to achieve and maintain remission,” said Dr. John Wolf, chairman of dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine. “While they may discover outdated and even contradictory information online, this booklet provides an accurate overview of our current understanding of rosacea.”
The booklet includes an overview of the diagnostic, major and secondary features of rosacea, along with photos to help patients identify the signs and symptoms of the disorder. It also provides information about the potential causes of rosacea, medical treatments and skin care, tips to avoid environmental and lifestyle triggers and how to effectively manage living with the disease.
Rosacea sufferers may download the new “Understanding Rosacea” booklet free of charge from the NRS website at rosacea.org, where health professionals may also order bulk quantities for use as handouts to their patients. The booklet can also be obtained by writing the National Rosacea Society, 111 Lions Dr., Suite 216, Barrington, Illinois 60010; via email at email@example.com; or by calling its toll-free number at 1-888-NO-BLUSH. The new booklet was made possible by a grant from LEO Pharma.