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Ask A Skin Doctor: Severe Blushing Treatment

Dear Doctor

My cheeks are always red no matter why and its just always there and its been there for 2 years. Please help me out with it thanks.

severe blushing treatment

Dear Patient

The treatment of severe blushing includes:

1. Medications

Medications used to manage severe blushing include:

Anxiety medications can be prescribed to calm the person and reduce the frequency of the blushing.

Clonidine is used to treat uncontrollable facial blushing since it reduces the dilation of the blood vessels.

Beta blockers are also prescribed to reduce anxiety symptoms like blushing and palpitations.

 

2. Psychological Treatment

Cognitive behavior therapy is a type of psychotherapy that helps a person change their behavior so that they can respond to situations more positively by teaching them how to change their thinking patterns. It is thus used to help persons with severe blushing respond differently to the situations that make them blush.

 

3. Camouflage Therapy

Blushing can be camouflaged with green color corrective makeup or moisturizers.

 

4. Surgical Treatment

Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) is a surgical procedure that is performed for patients who have severe facial blushing associated with hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating.

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