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Experience:  GP at Whitstable Medical Practice
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My son has flushed cheeks since being born and easily

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My son has flushed cheeks since being born and easily blushes he is now 9. What can I do to help him as this is causing him to become self conscious
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No
Submitted: 18 days ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Elliot Ruff replied 18 days ago.

Good afternoon, I am Dr Ruff, thank you for contacting us today

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
No just advice is fine
Expert:  Elliot Ruff replied 18 days ago.

I am sorry to hear about your son. There is a condition called Rosacea that can make the face appear more flushed. This however would require someone to examine your son and I would therefore suggest a GP or Dermatology appointment for that.

As to the flushing when embarrassed, this is a rather tricky thing to address and is often down to being young. This would certainly improve as he gets older but a method of managing it would be psychological, so counselling to address him being nervous or embarrassed about things.

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
This is what I thought as I was told i had rosecea. The redness therefore cause the blushing I will refer him to a dermatologist. Thank you.
Expert:  Elliot Ruff replied 18 days ago.

That is my pleasure, I certainly hope this has helped.