Best rosacea forums & resources
Are you just diagnosed with rosacea?
That first moment when you’re diagnosed with rosacea can be a whirlwind. You might feel a range of emotions like anger, stress, confusion, sadness, embarrassment and frustration to name a few. Finding your way around rosacea is hard. And only people who are in the same boat will understand that to its full extent. The products, the triggers, the medication, the lifestyle. It’s a lot and we should be proud of the progress we make and the steps we take!
We’re lucky to live in the age of information where we can access the internet, Google our questions and have thousands of resources at our fingertips. Or so they say. This is both a blessing and a curse in reality. Information overload can be just as difficult as not having the information at all sometimes. With the internet, you don’t always know what’s true and of high quality when you click on a random link. You can find yourself down a rabbit hole for hours searching for something and seeing every different answer possible. This is why knowing what resources are useful and of good quality is so so important. You need information that you can trust.
What to do if you have rosacea
The first few months are always the hardest. People can often feel a sense of loneliness or that no one understands what they’re going through. Rosacea is well known for knocking confidence, so it’s crucial that you have a supportive group around you. That could be your family, friends, partner, siblings or whoever you generally turn to for support and advice. But did you know that there are actually rosacea forums and support groups that you can join online too? These can be a source of comfort and help from people who do understand. Having that peer support and speaking to people who are going through the same as you can really help.
There are endless amounts of websites that you can find information on and support around rosacea. When dealing with rosacea you really want two things: facts and support. We’ve put together a short list of some websites where you can find factual information, and also rosacea forums that you can join if you’d just like that sense of community.
Websites I would recommend:
Rosacea.org - This is the official website of the National Rosacea Society. Here you’ll find information around most rosacea topics such as subtypes, treatments, triggers, causes, FAQ’s etc. This website has been running since 1992 and is the largest organization in the world dedicated to improving the lives of those rosacea sufferers. Their mission is to raise awareness of the condition, to provide public (free) health information on rosacea and to encourage and support medical research that may lead to improvements in its management, prevention and potential cure.
Aad.org - This is the website for the American Academy of Dermatology Association. They have a useful rosacea resource center which I have linked directly. The American Academy of Dermatology is the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations. They have over 20,500 members made up of medical professionals. The website was created with the aim of advancing the diagnosis of medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair and nails as well as advocating for high standards within the industry.
NCBI. If you search “NCBI Rosacea” on Google, this is where you will find a lot of peer reviewed journal articles if you’re interested in the more academic studies related to rosacea. I have linked one of them here but there are many more. Just search the topic you’d like to look into and NCBI and the chances are there will be an article. They produce a lot of different articles related to different areas of rosacea if you want an academic report to dive more into the detailed nitty gritty.
The Rosacea Support Group have a website which has proved valuable for its members to exchange information about symptoms and treatments. There are more than 800 blogs available there, 4000+ topics on the forum and 4000+ members. Created in 1998 by David Pascoe, this website and forum was originally an email group for rosacea sufferers.
The Rosacea Group is another website where you can access both a forum and relevant blog posts. On the forum you’ll find 30K+ topics and almost 40K members. It’s likely that any question you have has been explored and discussed here already and you can take comfort in knowing that people only receive certain rights (such as link posting) once they have become a regular contributor. This makes it less likely that there is spam or users just there to promote products.
A lot of social media groups also exist where it is the same idea as rosacea forums, you can join and find a community you can ask questions to and gain different opinions and perceptions. You’ll find many of these on Facebook for example and they can be great places to put actual faces to names and questions and maybe even make some new friends!
You can look on general forums like Quora or Reddit and search rosacea. There again you’ll find big communities of people asking questions and sharing experiences. These forums are more general and are open to everyone on the internet, so do use them with caution.
Finally, our own Rosacea Advice section on our website is a useful resource where I try to cover as many topics as possible from my perspective as a rosacea sufferer.
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