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Flare-Ups Strike Often, Survey Says

Rosacea has commonly been characterized as a disease of flare-ups and remissions, and data from a recent National Rosacea Society survey of 954 patients confirm that pattern.

More than 55 percent of the respondents said they experience an outbreak or increased intensity of symptoms at least once a month, including 24 percent who noted they have a flare-up every few days, 15 percent who said once a week, and the remainder who said once a month. Another 25 percent said they have a flare-up every few months.

Q&A: Time to Flare-up & Rosacea on the Legs

Q. How quickly does a rosacea flare-up occur after contact with a trigger factor?

A. Although there are currently no data on how quickly exposure to a rosacea trigger may lead to a flare-up, the timing is likely to vary depending on the individual and nature of the trigger. You might try monitoring your individual case to see how quickly you respond to specific triggers. And remember, while a wide range of factors has been identified as potential triggers, not every trigger affects every individual.

Tips to Prevent Falling Behind in Rosacea Care

Don't fall behind in your rosacea care this season. The cooler weather, hectic holidays and stress of the season are all reasons not to fall down when it comes to taking care of your rosacea. Here are some tips for minimizing flare-ups.

 

Lifestyle Management Helps Patients Enjoy Summer While Reducing Flare-ups

Nobody likes to be on the hot seat. Yet that's where many with rosacea may find themselves this summer unless they take special care to prevent the common rosacea pitfalls of the hot season.

"The sun and hot weather both tend to exacerbate rosacea, and can make outdoor activities especially challenging for people with this condition," said Dr. James Del Rosso, assistant clinical professor of dermatology, University of Nevada School of Medicine. "Fortunately, there are steps that can be taken to minimize these effects."

Q&A: Coffee or Tea @ Localized Flare-ups

Q. Does caffeine in coffee or tea cause rosacea flare-ups?

'Tis the Season for Winter Flare-ups

The redness of rosacea can be an uninvited guest for the holidays whether you live in icy Minnesota or sun-filled San Diego. From a blast of arctic air to the heat of the kitchen, the winter months pose a host of special conditions that can worsen rosacea symptoms unless precautions are taken.

Managing Random Rosacea Flare-ups

Despite daily diligence in using medication and avoiding aggravating environmental and lifestyle factors, an occasional flare-up may leave a sufferer feeling frustrated and once again facing the embarrassment of rosacea's conspicuous symptoms.

"Rosacea is a chronic and relapsing condition," said Dr. Diane Thiboutot, associate professor of dermatology at Pennsylvania State University. "Even with the best efforts in following medical treatment and lifestyle changes, many rosacea patients must contend with occasional and irksome flare-ups of symptoms.

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The Anatomy of a Rosacea Flare-up

What happens when you aggravate rosacea? For those afflicted with this widespread disorder, contact with their personal trigger events -- which may include any of a wide array of environmental or lifestyle factors usually associated with flushing - can set into motion the physiological process whose outward signs are recognized as rosacea.

Q&A: Mosquito Bite-like Flare-ups & Steroid Treatment

Q. Sometimes my rosacea flare-ups look like mosquito bites and itch. Is this common?

A. A rosacea flare-up is characterized by a more intense outbreak of redness, bumps or pimples. For some sufferers, the bumps caused by rosacea may resemble mosquito bites. For others, these bumps are generally redder in appearance. It is not uncommon for rosacea patients to itch from dry skin, which can be helped by using a moisturizer.

 

Q&A: Anxiety & Time from Trigger to Flare-up

Q. Can being anxious or nervous contribute to a rosacea flare-up? I do a lot of public speaking and find my face sometimes gets red and swollen before an engagement.

A. Since anxiety and nervousness are forms of emotional stress, it's quite likely that the anticipation of your speaking engagement could result in a rosacea flare-up. In a National Rosacea Society survey of 602 patients, 88 percent said their rosacea often or sometimes flares up when they are under emotional stress.

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