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Winter 1996

Selecting Cosmetic Products

You don't have to feel like hiding your face the moment your rosacea flares up. Many makeup products, available through the popular cosmetic lines, can help camouflage redness and pimples. Here are some general guidelines for selecting cosmetic products.

  • Choose water-based moisturizers and light, oil-free makeup products.

  • Try a color-correcting prefoundation base in shades of yellow or green to counter redness, or makeup with natural yellow tones. Avoid makeup with pink or orange hues.

H. pylori Might or Might Not Trigger Rosacea

Limited studies have suggested that a bacterium commonly associated with peptic ulcers and other gastric disorders, called Helicobacter pylori, may play a role in triggering rosacea in some patients.

Evidence of H. pylori was found in 19 of 20 rosacea patients in one study and in 26 of 31 rosacea patients in another, according to Dr. Richard B. Odom, chairman of dermatology at the University of California at San Francisco.

Q&A: Histamine Triggers & Eczema and Rosacea

Q. I have heard that foods high in histamine may aggravate rosacea. What kinds of foods should I be watching out for?

Treatment Options Effectively Control Rosacea Symptoms

By Dr. Arthur J. Sober,
Associate Professor of Dermatology,
Harvard Medical School

Rosacea might be called the disease of the '90s because, as awareness has increased, its frequency has been found to be much higher than once believed. Fortunately, significant progress has been made in learning about its characteristics and developing effective treatment options.

Her Blurry Vision Revealed Rosacea

Marjorie Pendleton was concerned about her blurry vision. She couldn't see things clearly, so she made an appointment with an eye specialist to get some answers. "The first thing he said to me was, 'How long have you had those red cheeks?'" Pendleton said.

Now Widely Recognized, Rosacea Was First Noted in 14th Century

Although today rosacea is well recognized as a common skin disorder that may affect tens of millions of individuals throughout the world, many centuries passed before it was identified as a distinct medical condition that requires specific therapy.

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Patients Who Follow Directions Achieve High Rate of Success

Rosacea sufferers who follow their doctor's orders regarding medical therapy and also make appropriate lifestyle modifications achieve a high rate of success in controlling their condition, according to a recent survey of Rosacea Review readers.

In the survey of 520 rosacea patients, 51 percent were under treatment with topical therapy alone and 34 percent were using a combination of both oral and topical antibiotics. Only 11 percent had been prescribed oral antibiotic tablets alone.

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The National Rosacea Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of people with rosacea by raising awareness, providing public health information and supporting medical research on this widespread but little-known disorder. The information the Society provides should not be considered medical advice, nor is it intended to replace

consultation with a qualified physician. The Society does not evaluate, endorse or recommend any particular medications, products, equipment or treatments. Rosacea may vary substantially from one patient to another, and treatment must be tailored by a physician for each individual case. For more information, visit About Us.