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A chronic skin disease that causes persistent redness over the areas of the face and nose that normally blush: mainly the forehead, the chin, and the lower half of the nose. The tiny blood vessels in these areas enlarge (dilate) and become more visible through the skin, appearing like tiny red lines (telangiectasias). Pimples that look like teenage acne can occur. Rosacea occurs most often between the ages of 30 and 60, especially in people with fair skin. It affects both sexes. Although it tends to occur more in women than in men, it is often worse in men. In most people the symptoms come and go, although it tends to worsen with time. Rosacea can be treated but not cured.

National Rosacea Society Awards New Grants; Call for 2018 Proposals

national-rosacea-society-grants 2018

The National Rosacea Society (NRS) awarded funding for three new studies, in addition to continuing support for three ongoing studies, as part of its research grants program. Dr. Benjamin Kaffenberger, MD assistant professor of dermatology at the Ohio State University in Columbus, and colleagues were awarded $25,000 to develop a computer program for a rosacea scoring …

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New Study Examines Differences Between Rosacea and Acne

Rosacea and Acne

While acne and the bumps and pimples of subtype 2 (papulopustular) rosacea may seem similar at first glance, other signs and symptoms make it clear just how different these conditions are. A study published in the Pakistani Journal of Medical Science found that papulopustular rosacea patients were more than three …

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Topical Tretinoin resolves inflammatory symptoms in rosacea


Key clinical point: Topical tretinoin may be useful in treating erythema and the inflammatory symptoms of rosacea. Major finding: More than 80% of patients with rosacea had complete or excellent resolution of papules and pustules with topical tretinoin 0.05%. Data source: A retrospective study of 25 patients with mild to …

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Rosacea Risk Persists Among Former Smokers

Rosacea smoking

The risk of rosacea was significantly increased within 3 to 9 years since smoking cessation, and the significant association persisted among past smokers who had quit for >30 years, a recent study found. In order to determine the association between smoking and risk of incident rosacea, researchers included 95,809 women …

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Avoiding Allergens Could Mean Avoiding Rosacea Flare-ups

Allergy Rosacea

Spring is finally here! Lush greenery returns, flowers begin to bloom and everyone is clamoring to get back outside. However, with the changing season comes a rush of unwanted allergies. Allergies and allergic reactions, both airborne and food-related, are often discussed in conjunction with rosacea. Allergies may cause a reaction …

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White wine, liquor may raise women’s risk of rosacea

White Wine rosacea

As the weekend approaches, many of us will be looking forward to a drink or two with friends. According to a new study, however, women who are concerned about their skin health might want to steer clear of white wine and liquor. Researchers found that consumption of white wine and …

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