While rosacea has become increasingly recognized as a common and conspicuous red-faced disorder, mounting evidence has shown that it can cause far more emotional stress and physical pain than previously known. April has been designated as Rosacea Awareness Month by the National Rosacea Society (NRS) to alert the public to the warning signs of this chronic and often progressive condition now estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans.
While the ravages of subtype 3 (phymatous) rosacea have been well documented throughout history, today a multitude of options are available to restore a red, swollen or bumpy nose (rhinophyma) to normal appearance.
Individuals with severe rosacea are often anxious about the social consequences of blushing and may benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy, according to a recent study in the journal Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy.1
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Emotional stress and physical pain are among the invisible components of rosacea beyond its red-faced, conspicuous appearance, according to new patient surveys by the National Rosacea Society (NRS). The NRS has designated April as Rosacea Awareness Month to alert the public to the warning signs of this chronic and often life-disruptive facial disorder now estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans.
Rosacea and winter skin care were in the news recently as a featured segment on NBC-TV’s “Today” show. Dermatologist Dr. Jeanine Downie discussed how rosacea is often more noticeable during the colder months, and offered some tips on how to protect and soothe sensitive skin.
To watch the entire interview, click here.
Two recent studies, funded by individual donations to the National Rosacea Society (NRS), have discovered potential key factors in the development of rosacea that open new possibilities for important advances in its treatment and prevention.
A malfunction in part of the body’s nervous system may be linked to the redness as well as the bumps and pimples of rosacea, according to a recently completed study by Dr. Akihiko Ikoma and colleagues at the University of California-San Francisco.
The changing weather, combined with a social calendar packed with get-togethers and parties, can wreak havoc on rosacea. Here are some tips for navigating the holiday season successfully:
Although emotional stress is reported to be one of the most common rosacea triggers, effective stress management can lead to a reduction in the number of stress-related flare-ups, according to results of a new National Rosacea Society (NRS) survey.
While medical therapy is an essential weapon in the battle against rosacea, identifying and avoiding the individual lifestyle and environmental factors that may aggravate the disorder can be a critical tactic to include in the arsenal. In National Rosacea Society (NRS) surveys of patients who pinpointed and steered clear of their personal rosacea triggers, more than 90 percent reported that this had reduced their rosacea flare-ups.
Individuals with prominent neurologic symptoms might be considered a subset of rosacea, according to a report by Dr. Tiffany Scharschmidt and colleagues at the department of dermatology, University of California-San Francisco.1
In their study of 14 rosacea patients, the researchers found that a high percentage had neurologic (43 percent) or neuropsychiatric (50 percent) conditions such as headache, depression, essential tremor and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
The knowledgeable use of cosmetics combined with topical medication prescribed by your dermatologist can camouflage the embarrassing redness, bumps and pimples of rosacea with a smooth appearance while medical therapy works to minimize or banish the underlying condition.
The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has awarded funding for three new studies in addition to continuing support for five ongoing studies as part of its research grants program to increase knowledge and understanding of the potential causes and other key aspects of rosacea.
The following announcement was issued by Intendis, Inc.:
INTENDIS INTRODUCES "THE ROSACEA APP"
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The latest issue of Rosacea Review is now online at rosacea.org. This issue announces new research grant awards, funded by individual donations to the National Rosacea Society, and also offers advice to rosacea patients who are struggling to control the lifestyle and environmental factors that trigger flare-ups of signs and symptoms.
Much to their chagrin, millions of American adults are now walking around red-faced, and many of them don’t know why. They may assume it’s just a temporary complexion problem, and like teenage acne it will eventually go away by itself. What they don’t realize is that they are likely to be unknowing victims of rosacea – “The Great Impostor” – a complex and potentially serious facial disorder that can lead to significant disruption and untold anguish in their personal lives if left untreated.
Unless effectively controlled, rosacea can play havoc on job interactions and employment, according to a new survey by the National Rosacea Society on the impact in the workplace of this widespread, red-faced disorder now estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans.
Eye symptoms are common in rosacea patients and eye dryness is an early sign of subtype 4 (ocular) rosacea, according to a study published in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.1
A recent patient survey by the National Rosacea Society has documented the importance of compliance with medical therapy, as 88 percent of the respondents said their symptoms reappear or increase in severity if they fail to use their medication as directed.
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