Red flushing face

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I was told I don’t have rosacea here recently.they think it could be a thyroid problem. Has anyone ever went through this because of a thyroid problem. My face is really red and it flushes all the time. Thanks for the help 

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    Hi Stewie-  Not sure if you are male or female - if female, are you going thru menopause? Are you on any kind of blood pressure medication? If so, which one? All things to also look at - 
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    I’m a male and yes I got put on inderal for the flushing, but it hasn’t helped. 
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      Hi - So you got put on a Beta Blocker to ease your flushing? Do you have high blood pressure? If you don’t have high blood pressure, I personally wouldn’t use that as a first line of defense.  Have you been to a dermatologist? Checked your triggers...ie, food, drinks, stress, emotions? Lots of side effects with B/P RX’s if you don’t need to lower your b/p. 
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    Yes I have been to a few Dermatologist. They all said it was rosacea for the last year. I have tried everything for rosacea you can think of and nothing worked. I even did lasers. Then I went to a new derm and he said it’s not rosacea. And gave me inderal to try to stop my flushing but it’s not helping I still flush everyday almost all day. Idk what else to do I have tried everything. I’m hoping blood work will show it’s thyroid related if not idk what it is.
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      Hi - Did anybody put you on Doxycycline? & give you a topical? I was on a bad blood pressure RX for 5 years that just made my Rosacea worse & I truly believe was the culprit behind my Rosacea, so I guess I am not following the logic to put you on a Beta Blocker - One of the little known side effects of many B/P RX’s can be flushing.  If I were you, I would seek out a naturopath & see what they come up with - I have also heard that infrared saunas/lights can help skin disorders - I would  start searching the cause not treating the symptoms ie “flushing” - can you tell I am a little frustrated with western medicine? 

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      YEs I was in doxycycline and minocycline they didn’t do anything. He said it not rosacea though. I don’t know what else it could be. I’ve done all kind of blood test and allergies test and they all came back negotiive. What would you suggest I do for the flushing?i know no topical worked on me and I tried all of them for rosacea. Makes since that it’s not that bc nothing worked.
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      Wow!  Well that is a mystery - are you on any other medications/supplements that might be making your skin react in this way? Generally our skin is a good indicator of something amiss in our system - I personally would now try a naturopath to get at the source of the issue - they would also be able to do extensive thyroid test - also look into the infrared sauna/light - good luck! 
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      Alternative medicine/Holistic dr - look for one with education & superior reviews - they treat the cause not the symptom - 

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      Hi Stewie - I just read where “Milk of Magnesia” helps some people with the redness/flushing of Rosacea - Apparently you just rub it on your face to calm the inflammation.  Good Luck!
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