myrosacea support programme
myrosacea provides 24 weeks of dedicated information, sent to you by email in bite-size chunks. Every week there is a PDF for you to download or print containing practical information about how to manage rosacea, written by talkhealth and medical experts.
Rosacea is a common but poorly understood condition. Severity of symptoms can vary from person to person from a mild inconvenience to a life altering condition. Some of these symptoms include facial redness or flushing, a burning or stinging sensation on the skin, red bumps, spots, skin dryness, plaques (raised red patches of skin), and swelling or thickening of the skin. Many people with rosacea also struggle with the psychological impact of the condition.
Some of the topics the programme covers include:
- Symptoms & treatments
- Skincare routine
- Patient stories and hints & tips
- Rosacea triggers
- Camouflage make-up
- Emotional impact and much more!
Very comprehensive information which is very relevant. Easy language and clearly written.
Beverley (Feb 19)
Before joining the programme I felt isolated and embarrassed by rosacea now I am positive and more informed.
Joanne (Feb 19)
This is the best place for any rosacea sufferer new or old to ask questions, learn more or take a quiet backseat if any. You find information you know and things you didn't. I've had rosacea since I was 13 I'm now 41 and I'm still learning. It is very useful to learn how to deal with the physical symptoms, learning about camouflage etc....But more importantly it's learning how to deal with the emotional impact rosacea can have on individuals. I was bullied at school and called Baboon bum as my face was always bright red. This used to upset me and make me feel like I was a bacteria that didn't wash. Learning about camouflage creams in my 20's helped me a lot but by there very nature they are quite thick and heavy, doing this programme has made me realise the industry has moved on. There's also the trigger factors which make the rosacea flare up and or get worse, for many years I'd been told they were all diet related. And told to avoid hot and spicy food, dairy products, sugar and alcohol. Although some of these are true for me especially cheese my main triggers are external and emotional. For example changes in temperature in or outside makes most people's skin change mine becomes bright red down to the neck. My rosacea is at its worse when I'm emotionally challenged good or bad and this programme gives you coping strategies. I wish this had existed in the 90's my teens and 20's would have been a brillant tool against the bullies.
Emil (Feb 19)
I didn’t really think it would do any good, but thought 'Why not, it can’t do any harm'. It was reassuring to read of the experiences of others. I had suspected that certain spicy foods, and the sun, made it worse. The reports confirmed this. I just used to cover it with thick makeup, which I hated. The advice on camouflage was really good. I bought some green cream that disguises the redness better, and only needs a light covering of liquid makeup, giving a much more natural look.
Susan (Feb 19)
The progamme had helped me understand in greater depth the problem and how to handle it. It was useful to know all the different triggers and in a way to know I wasn't alone and it's not as bad as I think.
Sajeda (Feb 19)
I found this programme really informative and useful. It makes you realise that there is help and support out there. I particularly enjoyed reading the hints and tips on managing rosacea, and knowing that I could ask questions at any time. It has made me feel more confident about it.
Cathie (Feb 19)
The programme is very informative with great hints and tips for coping with Rosacea, both physically and mentally.
Savita (Feb 19)
Myrosacea support programme is very useful and full of advice. It gives lots of information on how to ask Dr or talkhealth support team on how to treat the condition bearing in mind what works for one person may not work for another. It also gives information on possible flare ups and possible food and drinks to avoid and to wear sun cream throughout the year. It also helps people feel better with themselves like me who think we are on our own with this condition so now we know it's more common than we think and that we are not 'aliens' to this condition. It's been a valuable insight to read thank you all who contributed to this programme it really has helped me
Tracey (Nov 18)
Gwen (Nov 18)
I have had rosacea for over a decade without realising what it was before. A friend mentioned what she thought it was and at this time I signed up for the support programme. I have gone from having no knowledge to being able to effectively treat my own condition. I am more confident and find because I now know the triggers I can prevent severe flare ups. My nose which was badly effected is now much more manageable. Thank you.
Andrea (Nov 18)
It was great to receive weekly updates on ways to manage and support condition. Others insights was very helpful.
Sumaiya (Nov 18)
The programme was full of useful information and it was of just the right amount of information to read up on. I learned all about the condition which made me feel understood and armed with knowledge should I wish to see my doctor about it. It was useful to find out what the common triggers were so that I could try to minimise them. I wear quite thick makeup to hide my uneven skin tone but for others I can see how it would effect their confidence and there was advice on that too. An excellent support programme which I am glad I signed up to!
Claire (Nov 18)
Knowledge is a good thing, knowing you are not alone or on your own, hearing others stories and reactions was both heart warming and eye opening. Advice from professionals and like-minded suffers was handy and informative, knowing the full story from triggers to treatment, and having all that information easy to hand, was not only helpful but emotionally soothing, everything in one place, at the touch of a button. I would definitely recommend my rosacea, for support, information, help and creative ideas, so what are you waiting for, if you are a sufferer like me of rosacea, then give it a go, and see if this can help you to.
Catherine (Nov 18)
A professional and supportive aid in the control and relief of rosacea helping reduce the stress involved and also reducing the stigma in public and at work and when travelling generally so that not so concerned that always being looked at which also reduces the nervous aspect but reducing the inflammation and flare ups is overall such a relief and understanding it is not the 'end of the world'! to have rosacea.
Qingwen (Nov 18)
An excellent programme for those who have very little prior knowledge and need an all round insight into rosacea.
Sarah (Nov 18)