Posted: 08/08/2013

New research into the development of subtype 4 ocular rosacea has found a strong correlation between certain components of the innate immune system and abnormalities in the blood vessels of the eyelids and eyes of those who suffer from the disorder.

Posted: 08/02/2013

Making the time to perform a warm water eye soak each morning could be difficult for someone who knows she can't be late to her job as a dental hygienist, but for 59-year-old Carol Christensen from Minnesota, the effort is well worth it.  "Having comfortable eyes is really bliss," she said.

Posted: 07/22/2013

A possible genetic link found in twins with rosacea and increased understanding of biochemical processes that may lead to the disorder are among the insights reported by investigators at the midpoints of their new research supported by the National Rosacea Society.

Posted: 07/15/2013

Doctors have suspected a possible increased incidence of migraine headaches in rosacea patients since the 1970s, but only a handful of small studies has examined the connection between these two chronic conditions. Now, a large study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology has demonstrated that women with migraines have an increased risk of developing reosacea, particularly as they get older.

Posted: 07/08/2013

Although rosacea can vary substantially from one individual to another, flushing and persistent redness are by far the most common initial signs of the disorder, according to a new survey conducted by the National Rosacea Society.

Posted: 07/01/2013

Many spas, salons and clinics offer cosmetic and medical procedures touted to make your skin look younger and healthier, but rosacea patients with sensitive skin need to be particularly aware of potential adverse effects.

Posted: 06/24/2013

It's been called "The Great Impostor" because the long-term use of topical corticosteroids, a common skin therapy to reduce inflammation and redness, can actually cause rosacea-like symptoms.

Posted: 06/17/2013

Summer is here and the time is right for a barbecue! But be careful -- heat is a common trigger for rosacea flare-ups, and the hot sun and heat of the grill could be a double whammy for rosacea sufferers. Here are some tips on avoiding a red face with your red hots.

Posted: 06/11/2013

While sun exposure is well known as a common trigger for rosacea flare-ups, there may be even more reason for rosacea sufferers to protect themselves from the sun's rays. A new study found that people with rosacea had significantly higher levels of vitamin D in their blood than people who did not have the disorder.

Posted: 06/03/2013

Sun exposure is a leading rosacea trigger, so here are some tips to help you safely survive the summer sun.

Posted: 05/28/2013

In this segment from July 2001, Action News Philadelphia reports on an NRS-funded study conducted at the Mayo Clinic, which found that the greater warmth of the facial skin of rosacea sufferers may play a role in triggering the unsightly bumps and pimples that are common signs of the disorder.

Posted: 05/21/2013

Molly Row might be every physician’s dream patient. The 52-year-old from northern California followed her doctor’s instructions to the letter following her rosacea diagnosis in 2004.

Posted: 05/14/2013

The spring issue of Rosacea Review recaps efforts by the NRS to spotlight the social impact and warning signs of rosacea during Rosacea Awareness Month, as well as a report on research, survey results and more.

Posted: 05/09/2013

New research suggests that, for some rosacea sufferers, the condition may be linked to their gut.

Posted: 04/30/2013

New medical research into the process of facial flushing and redness has found that individuals with rosacea register greater nerve, blood vessel and sweating responses than people without the disorder when exposed to increased heat or stress. Results of the National Rosacea Society-funded study also uncovered a role for the autonomic nervous system, which helps operate key functions of the body without conscious control.

Posted: 04/23/2013

While physical exercise may be a common rosacea trigger, the right changes in routines can reduce the likelihood of a flare-up, according to results of a new patient survey by the National Rosacea Society.

Posted: 04/16/2013

Spring has sprung -- and so have many people's cases of rosacea. Many rosacea patients report that changing seasons are hard on their condition, and spring can often be the most challenging.

Posted: 04/09/2013

According to research reported at the recent American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting, rosacea is not rare in individuals with darker skin.

Posted: 04/01/2013

For many individuals with rosacea, every social occasion can feel like a minefield no matter how mild their condition, according to a new survey by the National Rosacea Society. April has been designated as Rosacea Awareness Month by the NRS to alert the public to the early warning signs of this chronic and conspicuous facial disorder now estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans.

Posted: 03/21/2013

The National Rosacea Society was honored for 20 years of serving the rosacea community at an educational symposium on the disorder during the American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting in early March. Actress Cynthia Nixon, who suffers from rosacea, introduced Sam Huff, executive director of the NRS.


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