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Rosacea patients confused and worriedResearchers analyzed messages in an online forum to understand the most vexing issues facing rosacea patients. They found tremendous confusion around available therapeutics.
More evidence of rosacea, autoimmune linkWhile a cause-and-effect link is elusive, it’s possible that environmental and lifestyle factors could explain why rosacea patients appear to suffer more from various conditions. But recent genetic research has hinted at inherited links between rosacea and autoimmune disorders. Recent findings provide more evidence.
Parasites and inflammation fuel rosaceaResearch suggests colonization of demodex relates to immune activation of the skin, and certain individuals show genetic predisposition to rosacea. Greater disease understanding may offer insight into therapeutic approaches.
Antibiotic resistance mattersAntibiotic resistances are on the rise and as such, it behooves dermatologists to use antibiotics only when necessary and in combination with topical agents wherever possible in order to help stop this alarming trend.
Rosacea treatment shifts focusClinicians now have a better understanding of rosacea from its potential pathogeneses to the systemic diseases associated with the condition. Learn more
Honey may improve rosacea severityTopical 90 percent medical grade kanuka honey and 10 percent glycerin may be an effective rosacea treatment, according to a study.
Treating acne and rosacea in patients with skin of colorThe treatment and management of acne and rosacea in patients with skin of color can be tricky and it behooves the astute clinician to be wary of the pitfalls and challenges associated with treatment.
Facial erythema influences perceptions
Facial erythema influences perceptionsA recent study shows people with facial erythema were strongly associated with having poor health and negative personality traits. Participants reported negative impacts of rosacea emotionally, socially, and at work. Doctors should seek to address both the aesthetic as well as the psychological impacts of the disease.
Evolving laser therapies for rosacea symptomsErythematotelangiectatic rosacea, characterized by diffuse and persistent facial redness and telangiectasias, is a challenging disease to treat. Recent advances in laser and light therapies appear effective in improving these symptoms.
Microbial considerations in rosacea treatmentResearch into the microbiome of the skin is advancing. A greater understanding of how the different microbes interact may lead to new treatment options for conditions like rosacea, but more questions still remain.