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Rosacea Patients Report Masks Worsening Their Symptoms

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Now may be a good time to check in with your rosacea patients. A Galderma self-administered survey of email subscribers from December 2020 to January 2021 revealed that 63% of respondents are experiencing a worsening of their symptoms related to wearing a mask. Overall, 87% of respondents have a rosacea diagnosis from a health care provider and 13% believe that they have rosacea but are not yet diagnosed.

Additional findings from the online survey involving 220 respondents from Canada and Germany revealed:

  • 75% of respondents experience more redness
  • 72%  of respondents experience pimples and/or pustules
  • 53% of respondents are experiencing more flare-ups

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