Rosacea News September + October 2008

1. is closing down

Just in case anyone has missed the email over at rosacea-support; Linda Sy has been in contact to say that she is retiring and thus her web site and business is closing. Anyone who wants to stock up on their favourite products will need to order some now as they will no longer be available after the end of October, or as long as stock lasts.

2. contact lenses and ocular rosacea, tips and advice

The NRS Ask the Doctors blog section has a post up today with some advice about ocular rosacea and using contact lenses.

`What guidelines should I follow regarding contacts if I have ocular rosacea? Response by Dr. Marian Macsai, vice chairman of ophthalmology at Northwestern University.’




3. how to reduce your visible pore size: NRS Blog

The NRS Ask the Doctors has a new post up asking Rosacea has made the pores on my face large. When I get my rosacea under control, will my pores return to their normal size? Topical and oral antibiotic therapy may be prescribed for mild cases, but more severe cases may sometimes be treated with isotretinoin, which is an …

4. NRS acknowledges children can get rosacea

The latest instalment of the NRS Ask the Doctors blog addresses the possibility of children suffering from rosacea. Dr. Paller says that the published literature does mention cases of rosacea being found in children, although it is rare. The possibility of childhood ocular rosacea is also mentioned. My wife believes that our 10-year-old son might have rosacea. She is a sufferer, and …

5. Photoprotection expertise from Clinuvel

Perhaps Clinuvel is best known as the Australian company that is developing Afamelanotide. As some background: Melanotan is the proprietary name for afamelanotide (CUV1647) which is being development by Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals. Afamelanotide has been designated by the world health organisation as the International Nonproprietary Name for the melanocyte stimulating hormone under development by Clinuvel. Clinuvel is promoting this drug as a …

6. NRS on seborrheic dermatitis

The National Rosacea Society web site has just uploaded a page on Seborrheic Dermatitis ; Although the two disorders are unrelated, a recent clinical study found that 26 percent of patients with rosacea also had facial seborrheic dermatitis and 28 percent had seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp. Additionally, a survey by the National Rosacea Society of 1,100 rosacea patients found …


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