Posted: 11/02/2010

Improper use of oral antibiotics, including long-term use over months to years, has resulted in resistant bacteria that are posing a serious health threat, according to Dr. Theodore Rosen, professor of dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine, at a recent meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology. He also noted that alternative options are available that can minimize this risk.

Posted: 10/05/2010

The hot, spicy flavors of many regional and ethnic cuisines offer a virtual explosion of taste in diners’ mouths. Unfortunately for many rosacea patients, spicy foods may result in an explosion of signs and symptoms as well. Here are some tips to keep a little sizzle in your meal without triggering a flare-up.

Posted: 09/16/2010

Because the flushing and facial redness of subtype 1 (erythematotelangiectatic) rosacea are difficult to treat with medical therapy, other measures may be especially important for successfully controlling this widespread form of rosacea, according to the standard management options for rosacea recently published by the National Rosacea Society (NRS).1

Posted: 09/02/2010

Rosacea patients are invited to participate in a medical research study designed to identify potential genetic factors relating to this common but poorly understood disorder. Patients must meet two criteria to be eligible to participate:

• They must experience facial flushing, burning, tingling or itching in response to alcohol, spicy foods, temperature change or other trigger factors.

• They must have a family member who is (or was) also affected by rosacea.

Posted: 08/17/2010

The Summer Rosacea Review is now online. Highlights of this issue include results from a recent National Rosacea Society patient survey, which documents that rosacea encompasses a wide range of potential signs and symptoms, as well as treatment options for the flushing and redness of subtype 1 (erythematotelangiectatic) rosacea.

Posted: 08/02/2010

Not only is rosacea now estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans, but a new survey by the National Rosacea Society documents the unusually wide range of potential signs and symptoms that may be associated with the disorder.

Posted: 07/15/2010

A new study has found there may be a link between ocular rosacea and bacteria associated with Demodex mites, microscopic inhabitants of normal skin that tend to occur in much greater numbers in those with rosacea.

In the recently published study of 59 rosacea patients, Dr. Jianjing Li and colleagues at the Ocular Surface Center in Miami found a significant correlation between facial rosacea, infestation of the eyes with Demodex mites and reaction to certain mite-related organisms previously shown to stimulate an immune response in rosacea sufferers.1

Posted: 07/01/2010


Now your voice can be heard on the kinds of topical products you want. Please fill out the new patient survey, which may be used as a guide in the development of future therapies for rosacea.

To take the survey, click here.

Posted: 06/14/2010

While many adults still look forward to summer as eagerly as schoolchildren, new survey results show that increased exposure to sun and hot weather can wreak havoc on those with rosacea, a widespread, red-faced skin disorder now estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans. The survey also found that a variety of common heat sources can affect the condition year-round.

Posted: 06/01/2010

You asked for it and now you have it. In the ongoing Opinion Survey on Rosacea.org content, 88 percent of the respondents have said they are “very interested” in information on medical treatments for rosacea.

Posted: 05/18/2010

The Spring Rosacea Review is now online. This issue announces the awarding of new research grants by the National Rosacea Society, as well as the Society’s efforts to increase visibility of the disorder during Rosacea Awareness Month.

Posted: 05/11/2010

While some signs and symptoms of rosacea can be challenging to control, effective medical therapies have been extensively studied and approved for the treatment of the bumps and pimples of subtype 2 (papulopustular) rosacea, according to the standard management options for rosacea recently published by the National Rosacea Society.1

Posted: 04/22/2010

The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has awarded funding to three new studies and continues to fund three ongoing studies as part of its research grants program to advance scientific knowledge of the potential causes and other key aspects of this potentially life-disruptive disorder.

Posted: 04/01/2010

The National Rosacea Society (NRS) announced today that the estimated number of Americans now suffering from rosacea has increased to 16 million, while untold millions more may be in temporary remission. April is designated as Rosacea Awareness Month by the NRS to alert the public to the warning signs of this red-faced, acne-like and often life-disruptive disorder, and the importance of seeking early diagnosis and treatment.

Posted: 03/12/2010

Although subtype 3 (phymatous) rosacea often involves excess tissue, it can be effectively treated with a range of options appropriate for the severity of the case, according to the standard management options for rosacea recently published by the National Rosacea Society.1

Posted: 02/16/2010

The Winter Rosacea Review is now online. This issue discusses the growing incidence of rosacea, as well as results of research funded by the National Rosacea Society (NRS) that point to a new cause of flushing.

Posted: 02/04/2010

Although the number of people with rosacea continues to rise with the growth and aging of the U.S. population, most fail to recognize the warning signs of this potentially life-disruptive disorder now estimated to affect well over 14 million Americans. The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has designated April as Rosacea Awareness Month to alert the public to the signs and symptoms of this chronic and conspicuous facial condition and to emphasize the importance of seeking medical help.

Posted: 01/28/2010

Rosacea is the featured topic of a recent segment on ABC-TV’s Good Morning America Health. Dr. Doris Day, clinical assistant professor of dermatology at New York University, discusses signs and symptoms of the disorder as well as treatment options and avoidance of triggers.

To watch the entire interview, click here.

Posted: 01/21/2010

Heat often brings on the signs and symptoms of rosacea, and this can be a problem even in the frosty winter months, according to a recent National Rosacea Society survey of 424 rosacea patients.

Posted: 01/11/2010

Researchers have now identified the molecular pathway for flushing caused by niacin -- also known as vitamin B3 or nicotinic acid, and found in many foods -- according to a study recently completed by Dr. Robert Walters and colleagues at Duke University and funded by the National Rosacea Society (NRS). The new findings may lead to future improvements in the treatment or prevention of rosacea, which is commonly associated with flushing.


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