Acne and Rosacea Awareness Campaigns help save face this winter

OTTAWA, Dec. 7 /CNW Telbec/ - The temperature drop outside is leaving many Canadians red in the face but dermatologists say the culprit could be acne or rosacea. The Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) is launching Acne and Rosacea Awareness Campaigns to give sufferers the advice they need to cope with these diseases.

The cooler weather is an unwelcome trigger for rosacea, and so is added stress of the holiday season, which is also known to aggravate acne. Acne is the most common skin disease seen by doctors and rosacea is often misdiagnosed as adult acne. Both of these troubling skin conditions can seriously affect confidence and self-esteem.

CDA has created public education materials to help sufferers control and manage these conditions; help minimize the pain, discomfort and embarrassment of these diseases, when they should see a dermatologist and valuable skin care tips.

The Canadian Dermatology Association will be providing public service announcements (PSA) about the programs to radio stations across Canada. The PSAs, which were produced in both English and French, highlight common symptoms, myths and where to go to get clear on the facts about these skin diseases: http://www.dermatology.ca.

Other free sources of information that are part of the campaign include:

    
    -   Acne Brochure, Rosacea Brochure (in English, French): available at
        dermatologists' and other health care professionals' offices.

    -   New sections of the CDA website: www.dermatology.ca/acne and
        www.dermatology.ca/rosacea provide detailed information about the
        causes, management, treatment and skin care tips for acne and rosacea
        sufferers.
    

About CDA

The Canadian Dermatology Association, founded in 1925, represents Canadian dermatologists. The association exists to advance the science and art of medicine and surgery related to the health of the skin, hair and nails; provide continuing professional development for its members; support and advance patient care; provide public education on sun protection and other aspects of skin health; and promote a lifetime of healthy skin, hair and nails.

SOURCE Canadian Dermatology Association

For further information: For further information: or to request an interview, please contact: Kristina Murray, Tel: (613) 738-1748, 1-800-267-3376 Ext. 222

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