A recent NRS survey of 517 rosacea patients to date showed that most experience a sense of stigma in the workplace because of their skin.
Sixty-four percent of respondents said they had noticed someone staring or heard rude comments about their appearance. About 80% of those with severe symptoms reported hearing negative comments and noticing stares in the workplace.
Respondents with severe rosacea are also more likely to experience negative interactions with customers and coworkers. Around 74% of patients with severe symptoms reported negative experiences, in comparison to 54% of survey respondents with moderate or mild symptoms.
Furthermore, 34% of those with severe symptoms said they had missed work because of their condition, compared to 14% of those with mild or moderate symptoms.
Fortunately, more than 64% of all patients surveyed found that effective rosacea treatment had improved interactions with others in the workplace, and the majority of patients said they did not feel rosacea impacted their likelihood of receiving job offers or promotions.