Mature Life Features

Cecil Scaglione, Editor

In A Moment . . .

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. . . of mental and muscle inactivity,

it occurred to me that,

if the devil ever appears in public,

the cops can arrest him for possession.

Rosacea Not Rosy

If President Bill Clinton appeared red-faced when the Monica Lewinsky affair was made public, much of it could have been attributed to his rosacea. He is among the list of famous people who reportedly have the affliction along with such beauties as Mariah Carey, Cameron Diaz and Renee Zellweger. The late Princess Diana passed it on to her sons.

Giants from the past who battled this facial skin disorder include artist Rembrandt, actor W. C. Fields and financier J.P Morgan, who’s bulbous rosacea nose convinced everyone he was a dedicated boozer.

One out of every 10 adults have rosacea. Such a pretty name for a global scourge that is marked by reddish flushed skin, pimples and pustules, and enlarged spidery blood vessels like varicose veins on the cheeks and nose. Most sufferers are women.

The disorder can begin slowly and, if not treated, will become more persistent and severe. Besides being unsightly, its symptoms can include itching, burning and stinging besides disrupting one’s personal and professional life. Researcher reported that more than 90 percent of rosacea sufferers said it had eroded their self-confidence and one-third of those surveyed reported having difficulty establishing new friendships and relationships.

Written by Cecil Scaglione

December 4, 2022 at 2:00 am

Posted in A Musing, Health

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