Red Alert: Rosacea Awareness Month Highlights Social Impact and Warning Signs of Rosacea

February 15, 2013

According to a new patient survey conducted by the NRS, most rosacea patients feel the negative social impact of their condition regardless of which rosacea subtype they may have. While 61 percent of those with only subtype 1 (erythematotelangiectatic) rosacea, characterized by facial redness, said their rosacea had inhibited their social lives, the number rose to 72 percent among those who reported their redness was moderate or severe. Seventy-seven percent of patients with the bumps and pimples of subtype 2 (papulopustular) rosacea alone noted that their social life had been negatively impacted, and 85 percent of patients whose symptoms included subtype 3 (phymatous) rosacea, involving thickening of the skin, had been negatively affected.

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