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Remedies for Rosacea: Help for people with a Common Skin Condition to Get Ready for Summer

 

While Summer is a great season for most – the warmer months for many it can be particularly challenging if they have rosacea. That’s because of the increased number of potential environmental and lifestyle factors that may cause flushing and thereby aggravate the condition.

 

Many call the warm months –a triple threat due to sun exposure, hot weather, and vigorous exercise — since all three can be triggers for those with rosacea. And while all those factors can make it harder to control flare-ups and manage symptoms… it is not impossible, and we have a guest to help those with this issue.

 

Over 16 million people in the US struggle with rosacea, a chronic and recurrent skin condition that can worsen over time. 1

 

Rosacea causes reddened skin and bumps and blemishes, usually on the face, and can be mistaken for acne, other skin problems or natural ruddiness. 2,3

 

The warmer months can be particularly challenging for many people with rosacea because of the increased number of potential environmental and lifestyle factors that may trigger flare-ups. 4

 

More than 82% of people feel their rosacea is uncontrolled, and less than 50% are satisfied with their current prescription treatments, which can lead to overuse or misuse of these products which can trigger or worsen the condition. 5-8  Rosacea can be so challenging to manage that 55% of people with the skin condition and a high disease burden reported they were willing to give up one year or more of their life to cure their symptoms. 9

 

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved a new treatment that can improve the bumps and blemishes of rosacea and provides significant relief. 10

 

 

Some precautions for those with rosacea include: 4

 

✔                  Protect your face from the sun by using a broad spectrum sunscreen and wearing a hat

✔                  Avoid strenuous outdoor activity from 10am-2pm when sun is hottest

✔                  Break up physical activity to avoid becoming over heated

✔                  Stay cool by carrying cold water when outdoors in the heat

 

Dr. Ted Lain, Executive Director, Austin Institute for Clinical Research discusses the signs, symptoms, and triggers of rosacea, as well as the latest treatment available for the condition and offer advice to keep rosacea symptoms in check, especially during the summer months.

 

 

 

 

References
1          Huynh TT. Burden of disease: the psychosocial impact of rosacea on a patient’s quality of life. Am Health Drug Benefits . 2013; 6: 348-354.
2                      National Institutes of Health. Rosacea. Available at: https://www.niams.nih.gov/health-topics/rosacea . Accessed April 19, 2022.
3                      Mayo Clinic. Rosacea. Available at: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rosacea/symptoms-causes/syc-20353815 . Accessed April 19, 2022.
4                      National Rosacea Society. Rosacea sufferers can enjoy summer without rise in flare ups. Available at: https://www.rosacea.org/rosacea-review/2001/summer/rosacea-sufferers-can-enjoy-summer-without-rise -in-flare-ups . Accessed April 19, 2022.
5                      Galderma Laboratories, LP Galderma global study reveals true burden of rosacea and encourages healthcare professionals to look’beyond the visible’. June 2018. Available at: https://www.galderma.com/news/galderma-global-study-reveals -true-burden-rosacea-and-encourages-healthcare-professionals-look . Accessed April 19, 2022.
6                      Del Rosso JQ, Tanghetti EA, Baldwin HE, Rodriguez DA, Ferrusi IL. The burden of illness of erythematotelangiectatic rosacea and papulopustular rosacea: findings from a web-based survey. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol . 2017; 10 (6): 17- 31.
7                      National Rosacea Society. Rosacea triggers survey. Available at: https://www.rosacea.org/patients/rosacea-triggers/rosacea-triggers-survey . Accessed April 19, 2022.
8                      Huang YX, Li J, Zhao ZX, et al. Effects of skin care habits on the development of rosacea: A multi-center retrospective case-control survey in Chinese population. PLoS One . 2020; 15 (4): e0231078.
9                      Tan J, Steinhoff M, Bewley A, Gieler U. Beyond the visible: rosacea (2018). The BMJ hosted content 2018. Available at: https://hosted.bmj.com/media/images/burden-of-rosacea -beyond-the-visible.pdf . Accessed April 19, 2022.
10                   Epsolay. Package insert. Galderma Laboratories, LP; 2022.

Makeba Giles is a Digital Content Producer and Founder of Faith Health and Home, a digital space with information and resources for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being to help families live an inspired lifestyle.

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