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erythematotelangiectatic rosacea

Subtype 1:
Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea


papulopustular rosacea

Subtype 2:
Papulopustular rosacea


phymatous rosacea

Subtype 3:
Phymatous rosacea


ocular rosacea

Subtype 4:
Ocular rosacea




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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