• Visit the new Causes of Rosacea section

    From Demodex to the innate immune system, learn about research into the potential causes of this chronic disease.

  • What to Do Now

    The initial visit with your doctor is just the beginning. Here are the critical next steps to help keep rosacea at bay.

  • Newly diagnosed?

    Learn more about this widespread disorder.

  • Rosacea research

    Read the latest results of NRS-funded research into the potential causes and other key aspects of rosacea.

  • Take our survey!

    Your opinion counts! Help us learn more about the occurrence of other diseases with rosacea.

Professional Materials Request Form

The Society is happy to send single copies of its materials for free to current members via the form below. For bulk quantities, we request a tax-deductible donation of $7.00 per bulk pack of 25 to cover shipping and handling. The patient booklets can be previewed in their entirety within the Information for Patients section.

Physicians may also become professional members of the NRS to receive additional benefits to help attract new patients, enhance patient care and support research. Learn more.

Patient Education Materials

Understanding Rosacea, an introductory booklet.
Choose a single copy and/or packs of 25.

Managing Rosacea, a patient guide for controlling this disorder.
Choose a single copy and/or packs of 25.

Rosacea Diary, a diary booklet to help patients find and avoid their personal rosacea triggers.
Choose a single copy and/or packs of 25.

Triggers Checklist Pad, combines Rosacea Triggers and Rosacea Diary into a convenient single tear sheet.
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Rosacea Review, a patient newsletter.
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Professional Materials

Article Reprints

The following items are available as single copies only:

Patient Materials Request Form

Materials are available free of charge to members of the National Rosacea Society. If you are not a member but would like to join the NRS, you may add a membership below.

Patient Materials to Send

How to Donate to the Society

Thank you for your interest in supporting medical research on the potential causes and other key aspects of rosacea that may lead to advances in its treatment and potential cure. Your tax-deductible donation can be made online below or by sending a check or money order to:

National Rosacea Society - Research
196 James St.
Barrington, IL 60010


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Join the Fight Against Rosacea

The National Rosacea Society (NRS) is the world's largest organization dedicated to improving the lives of the untold millions who suffer from this widespread but poorly understood disorder. Through education and advocacy, our mission is threefold:

When to See a Doctor
Your initial visit to the doctor is just the beginning.
What to Do Now
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What Is Rosacea?

Who Has Rosacea

Rosacea (pronounced roh-ZAY-sha) is a common but poorly understood disorder of the facial skin that is estimated to affect well over 16 million Americans -- and most of them don't know it. In fact, while rosacea is becoming increasingly widespread as the populous baby boom generation enters the most susceptible ages, a National Rosacea Society survey found that 95 percent of rosacea patients had known little or nothing about its signs and symptoms prior to their diagnosis.

face with rosacea
Rosacea cannot be cured, but it can be controlled. Click here to learn more about this conspicuous condition.

Because of its red-faced, acne-like effects on personal appearance, however, it can cause significant psychological, social and occupational problems if left untreated.

Emotional effects

In other surveys by the NRS, more than 90 percent of rosacea patients said their condition had lowered their self-confidence and self-esteem, and 41 percent reported that it had caused them to avoid public contact or cancel social engagements. Among rosacea patients with severe symptoms, 88 percent said the disorder had adversely affected their professional interactions, and 51 percent said they had even missed work because of their condition.

Symptoms & Treatments

While the cause of rosacea is unknown and there is no cure, today medical help is available that can control the signs and symptoms of this potentially life-disruptive disorder. Any one of the following warning signs is a signal to see a dermatologist or other knowledgeable physician for diagnosis and appropriate treatment before the signs and symptoms become increasingly severe:

  • Redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead.
  • Small visible blood vessels on the face.
  • Bumps or pimples on the face.
  • Watery or irritated eyes.

To learn more about rosacea, what it looks like and how to control it, click here.

Information is also available for health professionals, medical researchers and the media.

Maintenance of this website in 2017 is supported by unrestricted educational grants from the following companies so that individual donations can be used to fund research.

  • Galderma
  • Allergan
  • Bayer
  • Cutanea          
  • Beiersdorf          
  • Colorescience
Corporate donations do not influence content.

Contact Us

National Rosacea Society
196 James St.
Barrington, IL 60010

Our Mission

The National Rosacea Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of people with rosacea by raising awareness, providing public health information and supporting medical research on this widespread but little-known disorder. The information the Society provides should not be considered medical advice, nor is it intended to replace

consultation with a qualified physician. The Society does not evaluate, endorse or recommend any particular medications, products, equipment or treatments. Rosacea may vary substantially from one patient to another, and treatment must be tailored by a physician for each individual case. For more information, visit About Us.