Rosacea Review - Newsletter of the National Rosacea SocietyRosacea Review - Newsletter of the National Rosacea Society

Published by the National Rosacea Society.
Editor: Dr. Julie Harper, president and owner, Dermatology and Skin Care Center of Birmingham
Managing Editor: Andrew Huff

Rosacea Review is a newsletter published by the National Rosacea Society for people with rosacea. The newsletter covers information pertaining to the disease and its control, including news on research, results of patient surveys, success stories, lifestyle and environmental factors, and tips on managing its signs and symptoms. To receive Rosacea Review by mail, please join the NRS. You can also sign up to receive the newsletter by email.

Fall 2021

Targeting Redness May Change the Course of Disease in Rosacea, Says Leading Dermatologist

Research and clinical experience show that targeting the persistent redness (erythema) of rosacea, in combination with treating all signs and symptoms individually, may not only clear its appearance but also lessen the severity of the disease itself, according to Dr. Julie Harper, president and owner of the Dermatology and Skin Care Center of Birmingham.

“We’re on the cusp of really changing how we treat rosacea,” Dr. Harper said.

Demodex Species May Affect Rosacea Severity

A small study in Russia recently examined the effects of different species of Demodex mites in rosacea. Researchers examined 212 patients in three groups: healthy controls, rosacea patients without mites, and rosacea patients with mites. They found that Demodex folliculorum mites were more commonly present in severe cases of papulopustular rosacea,while the other species that affects humans, Demodex brevis, was found to be more common on the skin of people with milder rosacea or healthy skin.

Tips for Avoiding Triggers with the Changing Seasons

As the weather turns to fall and winter, rosacea patients often face a different set of trigger factors that may exacerbate their individual conditions. Here are some tips on how to avoid rosacea triggers during the changing seasons.

Update Your Triggers List. Identify and avoid seasonal triggers by keeping a diary to match potential culprits and any flare-ups you may experience. The NRS provides a free “Rosacea Diary” booklet, and you can also use the Notes app on your smartphone to record triggers and flare-ups as they occur.

New Publication Updates Physicians on Facial Erythema in Rosacea

New recommendations urging dermatologists to place greater emphasis on persistent redness in rosacea were recently published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. Titled “Update on Facial Erythema in Rosacea,” the article was based on a recent NRS roundtable to discuss this key aspect of the disorder in light of its recently updated standard classification system and standard management options, new burden-of-illness study results, and significant advances in medical therapy and patient care.

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