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The month of April begins with Foolâ€™s Day and is also home to the dreaded Tax Day, April 15, a handful of holidays, not to mention the showers that are supposed to usher in Mayâ€™s flowers. April is also Rosacea Awareness Month.
While rosacea awareness may not get as much attention as the other April milestones, itâ€™s a big deal for the 16 million Americans and 415 million people worldwide who live with facial redness and flushing, swollen red bumps, eye problems and thickened skin of rosacea.
Rosacea can have dramatic effects on a personâ€™s self-confidence and self-esteem. Nearly 90 percent of people with rosacea said this condition had lowered their self-confi
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More than 16 million Americans suffer from rosaceaâ€”and millions more struggle with redness and flushing even if they havenâ€™t been diagnosed with this skin condition. If you experience rednessâ€”especially flushing that occurs after certain triggers such as changes in temperature, eating spicy food, drinking alcohol and other lifestyle or environmental factorsâ€”itâ€™s imperative to see a board-certified dermatologist because if left untreated, rosacea can progress and lead to acne-like blemishes, swelling of the nose and other long-term side effects.
In addition to the number of prescription-based options available to help control and soothe rosacea, redness a
April has been designated Rosacea Awareness Month for good reason. The common but poorly understood skin condition affects more than 16 million Americans, yet most of them don’t know it. That doesnâ€™t keep them from suffering from the condition, especially the emotional pain of a chronically red and/or sometimes broken out face.
In a recent survey of 1,675 rosacea patients conducted by the National Rosacea Society, 90% said that the conditionâ€™s effect on their appearance has lowered their self-confidence and self-esteem. Eighty-eight percent reported suffering embarrassment, not to mention a whole range of other negative feelings, including, frustration, anxiety, helplessne
Red in the Face – That Persistent Blush May Be Rosacea
Are you experiencing periods of blushing that come and go? Or have acne-like flare-ups that wonâ€™t go away? If so, you may have rosacea.
April is Rosacea Awareness Month, and the National Rosacea Society (NRS), is committed to getting the word out on rosacea, also called â€œThe Great Impostor,â€ an often debilitating inflammatory skin disorder characterized by unexplained redness in that face that may come and go (can be whole face or specific pattern); bumps that look like acne; tiny visible red blood vessels under the skin; and red-rimmed watery eyes.