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Face redness problem

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  • Posted By: jason_89
  • September 3, 2008
  • 07:58 AM


All my life I have been one of those people who blushes easily when talking in front of a crowd etc. But normally my face has been looking normal as long as I didn’t put myself in awkward situations. I am now 19 years old.

But for a period of time now my cheeks have been really annoying. I believe it started crawling at some point in the spring this year, I can’t say an exact date because I think this has evolved slowly.

My face becomes red all the time now, it doesn’t matter what I do! It gets red if I touch it, spends time in a hot environment, exercise, get stressed, bend myself down to pick something up etc. etc. But even if those things turn me really red, I always have a lighter redness in my face 24/7.

I can’t do anything anymore. The only time I don’t get red nowadays is when im in a cold environment, at least most of the times. Sometimes my hands and feet gets all cold (which they haven’t been before, I always had warm hands) and my torso, neck, ears and face gets all warm, but only the cheeks gets red.

When I first started to get annoyed because of it I visited a doctor in my hometown, but all I was told was that many people blush and there’s nothing you can do about it. So, im very sceptical to going to doctors about this.

For the last few weeks I have been spending a lot (and I mean A LOT) of time searching for this problem on the internet and I’ve found tons of info about it, but nothing good. I’ve read about rosacea and keratosis pelaris and stuff but I don’t know if I have any of those.

Right now I don’t know where to turn, I can’t find an answer anywhere and this problem is unbearable to live with. I’ve submitted some photos for you to take a look at:


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  • Did you find out what is wrong and how to treat this? Its awefull. I have it too and people think I'm blushing when I'm not and that is really imbarrasing.

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    • August 13, 2014
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