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rosacea

[rō′zā·shē·ə]
(medicine)
A chronic skin disorder of middle age characterized by redness, papules, and oiliness.
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About Rosacea Rosacea is a chronic cutaneous disorder primarily affecting the convexities of the central face.
After the data were adjusted to control for these and other cardiovascular risk factors, rosacea patients still were at significantly increased risk for coronary artery disease (OR, 1.
Making these changes may reduce your rosacea symptoms.
For more than 20 years, our Rosacea Awareness Month each April has made significant progress in the United States toward improving the lives of the untold millions who suffer from this common, often life-disruptive disorder," said Samuel Huff, executive director of the National Rosacea Society.
Exciting new research indicates that rosacea may be caused by an overactive or excessive inflammatory immune response.
He advises patients to learn what triggers their rosacea, and to manage their symptoms by avoiding outside sources which may cause a rosacea flare-up.
Some pharmaceutical companies are already developing therapies to do this, which represents a novel way of preventing and reversing rosacea, which can be painful and embarrassing for many people," he added.
Many patients have never heard of rosacea and suffer in silence, incorrectly believing that they have a form of middle age acne.
Herbalists have good success in treating Rosacea, and you should consider an appointment.
As symptoms tend to emerge slowly, rosacea can also initially be mistaken for sunburn.
This is an extremely exciting time for CollaGenex, and we look forward to providing dermatologists and their patients with this exciting new therapy to treat rosacea.
Rosacea symptoms occur in characteristic patterns, or subtypes, affecting the central face, nose, and eyes.