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Red Face

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 14, 2007
  • 00:33 PM

Ive had a red face / blushing on my cheeks for over 25yrs since very little, Ive put up with it but I would like to do something about it. Its basically red on the cheeks only. I do have eczema on my body but not on the face, there is no bumps of any sort and is not inflamed it is just coloured. It does feel warm and when embarrassed or when I drink some alcohol I get bright red and it turns very hot.
If any one has any ideas that would be great..

Thanks in advance

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  • I get the same thing. Triggered severly when embarassed (have social phobia so this happens a lot), when I drink alcohol especially wine, when I am in the sun or generally feeling hot the first place to turn red is my face. Appears blotchy and also get this on my neck and chest/arms, when my heart races when anxious, scared, exicted etc, I can go red as well. Does anyone know of things that can help? I am 20 and have had this since I was 12...are the two related (the blushing and body rash) to social anxiety?
    Nymphete 21 Replies
    • August 15, 2007
    • 09:47 AM
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  • To Red face: look up rosacea.To nymphete: try cognitive therapy.
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies
    • August 15, 2007
    • 10:00 AM
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  • I have this problem. Oral antibiotics help this. Some people object to taking them long-term, however. Metrogel (also a prescription antibiotic gel) made my face even redder! I'm trying tea tree oil currently. It seems to be helping some, but it's only been a week.
    aquila 1,263 Replies
    • August 15, 2007
    • 05:24 PM
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  • I have both roseacea & social anxiety disorder. I'm on 50 mg of Zoloft a day which has really helped with the anxiety & depression. I have decided not to let it control my life anymore. People with social anxiety do blush more often. I have a theory that excessive & frequent blushing causes roseacea. See a dermatologist, he or she will possible prescribe you sulpher based face wash or cream, or a mild alpha hydroxy face wash. I don't recommend long term antibiotics because you can build up a tolerance to them. There are a lot of people out there with this problem, you are not alone.:)
    aquajay 6 Replies
    • August 18, 2007
    • 11:32 PM
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  • Just wanted you to know that I tried tea tree oil for one week, 3-4 times a day and it did not help me.
    aquila 1,263 Replies
    • August 20, 2007
    • 07:29 PM
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