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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sun exposure is a leading rosacea trigger, so here are some tips to help you safely survive the summer sun.
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.
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.
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.
New research suggests that, for some rosacea sufferers, the condition may be linked to their gut.
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.
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.
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.
According to research reported at the recent American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting, rosacea is not rare in individuals with darker skin.
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.
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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