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THE LATEST ADVANCES IN PREVENTION AND TREATMENT SPECIAL REPORT Rosacea
Living with sunburn-colored skin, dilated blood vessels, or a bumpy face is tough enough. But the biggest problem with rosacea may be getting the right diagnosis, so you can start treatments and make skin-soothing lifestyle changes. That may be easier now, thanks to the first expert-devised system for identifying this uncomfortable and embarrassing skin condition.

"Most of the 14 million Americans with rosacea don't know they have it," says Jonathan Wilkin, MD, chairman of the National Rosacea Society's expert committee that developed the system.

"People often see it as a complexion type, something that just 'runs in the family,' and they don't seek therapy." Even at doctors' offices, rosacea is often misdiagnosed as adult acne. But acne meds will make rosacea worse!

Go to www.prevention.com links to read more about the new rosacea classification system.

For links to more information about many of this month's Medical Breakthroughs, click on www.prevention.com/links.

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By K.D.

Edited by Sari Harrar

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