April is Rosacea Awareness Month, spread the word

Written by on March 23, 2010 in in the news, research foundation with 1 Comment

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I haven’t ever got that excited about the annual awareness month for rosacea, as, well I’m quite aware of it.

It is obvious though, from looking around the population that plenty of people are not aware of the condition.

Why don’t you, as a reader of Rosacea News, do something to support Rosacea Awareness this year. Perhaps there is something you can online or offline to promote the education and awareness of rosacea ?

Awareness Month in April

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Although the number of people with rosacea continues to rise with the growth and aging of the U.S. population, most fail to recognize the warning signs of this potentially life-disruptive disorder now estimated to affect well over 14 million Americans. The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has designated April as Rosacea Awareness Month to alert the public to the signs and symptoms of this chronic and conspicuous facial condition and to emphasize the importance of seeking medical help.

In an effort to reach the growing number of rosacea sufferers, public education activities will be conducted by the NRS to increase awareness and understanding of this widespread disorder, emphasizing the warning signs and urging those who suspect they may have rosacea to see a dermatologist or other physician. In addition, bulk quantities of NRS educational materials are available to health professionals for their patients.

For more information, visit All About Rosacea.

It obviously costs a lot to be able to educate a large population and target physicians and sufferers alike. This is a huge undertaking that you have to wonder, if not attempted by the National Rosacea Society, would there be anyone out there keeping rosacea in the public eye ?

Rosacea Resources

Here are some resources that might help with your own quest to raise rosacea awareness:

  • Standard Classification of Rosacea :

    The National Rosacea Society assembled a committee to develop a standard classification system that can serve as a diagnostic instrument to investigate the manifestations and relationships of the several subtypes and potential variants of rosacea.

  • Rosacea Grading System :

    To enhance the utility of the (standard classification) system for both clinicians and researchers, the committee has devised a standard method for assessing gradations of the severity of rosacea. In addition to the classification system, a standard grading system is often essential to perform research, analyze results, and compare data from different sources, and in turn provides a common reference for diagnosis, treatment, and assessment of results in clinical practice.

  • Standard Management Options: Broad Care :The standard management options were developed by a consensus committee and review panel of 26 experts to assist in providing optimal patient care based on the standard classification and grading systems for rosacea.

    Managing the various potential signs and symptoms of rosacea calls for consideration of a broad spectrum of care, and a more precise selection of therapeutic options may become increasingly possible as the mechanism of action of therapies are more definitively established.

  • Standard Management Options: according to Subtype :

    Managing the various potential signs and symptoms of rosacea calls for consideration of a broad spectrum of care, and a more precise selection of therapeutic options may become increasingly possible as the mechanisms of action of therapies are more definitively established.

As part of an effort to raise the global awareness of Rosacea, I can send you a copy of the of any of these rosacea expert documents. Drop me an email at david@rosacea-support.org

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About the Author

About the Author: David Pascoe started the Rosacea Support Group in October 1998. .

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  1. Just as a followup, I was only asked for copies of these keystone articles from 2 people. This surprises me. Has everyone already read them, know and understand all that they have to say ?

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