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    So it's been a while since I've been on here, but the past few weeks my flushing has begun to get worse. Now my entire cheeks flush blotchy bright red, it used to be mainly just the tops of my cheeks and my nose. I now flush very easily from just about everything and can't think of anything else to try. Honey masks used to work great but that has lost its effect. Pu am also currently on Oracea and a beta blocker to help my flushing however I do not seem to be having much help from them.

    Has anyone got any advice for preventing such flushing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by confusedloner View Post
    So it's been a while since I've been on here, but the past few weeks my flushing has begun to get worse. Now my entire cheeks flush blotchy bright red, it used to be mainly just the tops of my cheeks and my nose. I now flush very easily from just about everything and can't think of anything else to try. Honey masks used to work great but that has lost its effect. Pu am also currently on Oracea and a beta blocker to help my flushing however I do not seem to be having much help from them.

    Has anyone got any advice for preventing such flushing?
    So sorry you too are going through this. I am in the same boat with burn and flush also taking Oracea and beta blocker. I am a little confused with all of the conflicting advice, but am going to dare say I believe the Oracea is only effective in controlling the PP and not the blush or flush. The only thing that helps me is green tea compresses and of course this can only be done at home. Perhaps the Oracea controls gut bacteria and perhaps it wreaks more havoc. It is all a little Alice in Wonderlandish with "Drink Me" pseudo cures isn't it? In our desperation we try anything. Seriously if you haven't tried green tea it can offer temporary relief. I brew it every other day, store it in the fridge and when the daily burn hits apply a compress using the cool tea. Of course this is far from the cure we hope for. If anyone can offer us advice I too would like clarification on Oracea and what stops the burn and flush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by confusedloner View Post
    So it's been a while since I've been on here, but the past few weeks my flushing has begun to get worse. Now my entire cheeks flush blotchy bright red, it used to be mainly just the tops of my cheeks and my nose. I now flush very easily from just about everything and can't think of anything else to try. Honey masks used to work great but that has lost its effect. Pu am also currently on Oracea and a beta blocker to help my flushing however I do not seem to be having much help from them.

    Has anyone got any advice for preventing such flushing?
    I'm in the same boat. Flushing is increasing. I use honey very very sparingly for seb
    Derm which eventually will post about this experiment. What I have found is honey
    For me exacerbates the rosacea if used too frequently. What I do now--

    Go nowhere without ice pack. Put it on affected areas for 30 seconds at a time for
    5/10 minutes. This usually cools the burn and sting well and can resolve the flush.
    Simultaneously, suck ice. Lately I spray Avene thermal water on my face, neck and
    Chest. I also go nowhere without cotton pads soaked in sodium sulfa. 10%. If the
    Itch burn is bad still on blotchy areas I pat those areas with the pads ( keep them in Baggie)

    If the area is still blotchy red at night, I pat on the sulfacidimide solution again and
    Drink a cool mug of bone broth before bed. And as weird as it sounds, I brush and
    Gargle with baking soda. This brings the ph level inside my mouth to a mild level.
    The connection between the acidic quality of my mouth and flushing is undeniable.
    I do not recommend eating/ drinking baking soda at all! This causes problems. Just
    Gargle with it several times a day. Especially if you enjoy coffee. And I do every
    Morning. Then, baking soda gargle. What also helps is eating an early dinner. Terribly
    Inconvenient. But if I eat a meal and lie down within 2 hours, guaranteed flush. Now
    I eat at least 4/5 hours before I go to bed at night. In fact, if I want to take a nap,
    I usually go to my lazy boy and recline it slightly only. Otherwise, a bad mid day flush
    Upon lying down. Hope this helps. Birdie

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    Quote Originally Posted by confusedloner View Post
    So it's been a while since I've been on here, but the past few weeks my flushing has begun to get worse. Now my entire cheeks flush blotchy bright red, it used to be mainly just the tops of my cheeks and my nose. I now flush very easily from just about everything and can't think of anything else to try. Honey masks used to work great but that has lost its effect. Pu am also currently on Oracea and a beta blocker to help my flushing however I do not seem to be having much help from them.

    Has anyone got any advice for preventing such flushing?
    OMG! I would love some advice on this too! after a disastrous vbeam Ive had daily flushing for 3 months following the treatment and mine too is now spreading - I'm wondering if the stress would do it because i have been so Anxious and sick to my stomach since the treatment and i feel it spreading - when i wash my face I flush in places that were never red before!

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    Hi Birdie, I'm just wondering what amount of baking soda you put in your gargle. 1 teaspoon in a glass?

    Thanks for other tips as well.

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    Some might disagree with me, but if I were you I would seek treatment from a cosmetic laser specialist. It is better to attack the problem before it spreads any further.

    I know that many on this forum aren't sold on laser treatments, but browse around some other websites such as RealSelf and you will see many patients that are satisfied with the lasers. PDL and KTP lasers seem to give the most optimal results for rosacea and other facial redness. Just MAKE SURE that if you decide to go this route, then proceed with a doctor that is experienced with these lasers. I believe that the reason many people aren't seeing results is because the jacka$$ operating the machine has no idea what he's doing and just wants your money.

    By the way, one laser treatment probably won't do much, but I've heard of it helping in some cases. From all the research I've done, usually after 4 treatments if when patients notice significant decreases in flushing and redness.

    Also , try using a BB cream to help mask the redness, it's a skin colored lotion that does a great job at hiding redness and isn't noticeable. You will very likely flush much less often when you know that your redness is covered up.

    Hope this helps..

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    Hey,
    It's better to get treatment ASAP. It is dangerous if the area of flushing is spreading in an unnatural way. Did you try any medications or skin treatments before? I had faced the same problem and took facial vein treatment from Vaughan vein clinic in Toronto. It was effective. Better to consult your Doctor first, so that you will get an expert advice about what treatment should be chosen. Include food which contain vitamin C. This may help. All the best.

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