Rosacea Patients Report Masks Worsening Their Symptoms


Galderma self-administered survey of email subscribers from December 2020 to January 2021 revealed that 63% of respondents are experiencing worsened rosacea symptoms related to wearing a mask.

Previously: Scientists Reveal Conditions Linked to Rosacea

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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