What is Rosacea ?
Rosacea is an inflammatory skin disorder that affects over
45 million people worldwide. Rosacea affects the facial skin
and eyes. Rosacea symptoms include redness, flushing, swelling,
burning sensations, pustules, visual disturbances and loss
of vision. In some cases the chronic facial pain, skin disfigurement,
and visual changes can result in a reduced quality of life.
Rosacea is the third most common inflammatory skin disorder.
Sadly, it is one of the most poorly researched. Rosacea is
also widely misunderstood.
Due to the lack of coordinated research and clinical testing,
new treatments and medical publications have stalled over the
past 10 years. Do you want to change the face of rosacea ? We do. With
your help and support, the Rosacea Research Foundation can change
rosacea as we know it.
Rosacea Research Foundation Mission Statement
The Rosacea Research Foundation is a non-profit organization
dedicated to funding novel research on the underlying causes
of rosacea, analyzing triggers for rosacea flares, and finding
effective treatments that address the root causes of the disorder.
The foundation's primary objective is to raise funds for cutting-edge research and human clinical trials.
The RRF is no longer accepting donations. Please support the National Rosacea Foundation's excellent research grant program.
Rosacea in Real Life
Rosacea is often described in the literature as a mild cosmetic
affliction that can be treated quite easily. This assertion
is just plain wrong. The main form of treatment is `avoidance
of all triggers for rosacea flare ups'. Often the triggers
for rosacea flares include common aspects of daily life such as: warm
environments, food, drink, stress, physical exertion, mental
exertion, skincare products, wind, heat, cold and sunlight. Read more about Rosacea in Real Life.
Dedication, Collaboration and Professionalism
The Rosacea Research Foundation was founded in January 2005 by a professional
core of rosacea sufferers. The Rosacea Research Foundation has been created by rosacea sufferers, for the benefit of rosacea sufferers.
The foundation brings together a
group of leading physicians, researchers and supporters to
fund research and publications. Read more about who we are .
The Rosacea Research Foundation ceased operating as a non-profit organization on December 31, 2005.
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