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Question Red Flushy Skin - January 26th 2012, 12:41 AM

My skin will become flushed, blotchy, red, and very hot if I am nervous, for example doing a speech or talking to someone i dont know, if im excited, or for just no reason at all. Sometimes I will just be at school sitting at a desk and my skin will become red and blotchy all over, and its embarrasing.
I even get nervous that my skin will get red which in turn just makes it red. It happens in my face, chest, neck, and arms. My legs will also get red blotchy and hot when i am standing up for a while or walking around.
Are there any solutions to this problem. i've read on the internet that beta blockers? could help, are they prescribed to 16 yr olds?
I just want to live my life like any other teenager, without having to worry about this problem. Any help?
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Re: Red Flushy Skin - January 26th 2012, 07:14 AM

I'll tell you right now I don't have a whole lot of advice.
I've had this problem my whole life. I find it happens less often now because I'm not as shy as I used to be. For whatever reason I've been finding it easier to talk to new people, or say "I don't really care" when something embarrassing happens.
I've also discovered all sorts of things to do to calm myself down in a situation where I know my face will or is starting to turn red.
It still happens of course but I'm slowly learning to deal with it. I still get really flushed if I'm really hot.
I actually have a doctor appointment tomorrow and was considering asking about it.

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Re: Red Flushy Skin - January 26th 2012, 07:42 PM

Hey there,

When you feel embarrassed/nervous, the blood vessels open up and more blood comes through. This is a natural reaction to get your body prepared for a fight/flight response. Sometimes when we get worked up (physically or mentally) this happens to. Calming techniques like deep breathing can lower your blood pressure and lower the red hue. But it's quite normal! If it's constantly red, you might consider a skin condition and should see a dermatologist. But otherwise, it's just a natural response. If it feels really embarrassing you could even consider a light foundation on your cheeks. Regardless of gender, who has to know?

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Re: Red Flushy Skin - January 26th 2012, 07:47 PM

It's not just when I'm embarrassed that this happens, it usually happens on a daily basis. And its not always my face that becomes red. My arms and chest will become beat red and hot and look all blotchy and weird. Or sometimes ill just be sitting at home and my face will gradually get red. Sometimes if im wearing a long sleeve shirt that will make my arms get red and hot.
Please tell me what your doctor says if you decide to ask him.
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Re: Red Flushy Skin - January 26th 2012, 08:53 PM

Grin and bear it is my advice.

I have the same problem, but if you think about turning red, you're actually only making it worse. Anxiety makes your skin turn red, you get more anxiety by thinking about how red you are.

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