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Does Blushing Medication Work?

If you have a problem with blushing, you may have heard that there is medication available to help with the problem. The advertising promises that if you just take this pill once a day, the problem will be certainly be gone for good. But is it that simple?

If the blushing problem is the result of vasodilation in the facial area, beta-blockers can help to alleviate the redness problem. However, it really only works when blushing occurs only during specific situations, like when you need to speak in public. Taking the medication an hour or so prior to the scheduled time will keep the redness in check. Beta-blockers also lower your blood pressure, so unless that is needed in your case you’ll need to be careful of how much you are taking. Be sure to consult your doctor in this regard.

There are also some herbal medications that purport to be helpful with blushing. They are made with GABA, magnesium, Passion Flower, Valerian, and Taurine, which are natural substances used to reduce anxiety, insomnia, and stress, and for maintenance of the central nervous system. This type of combination of herbs might be helpful in relieving the anxiety and stress caused when your blushing problem is psychological in nature. This medication works on the assumption that your blushing is an involuntary emotional response to stress and anxiety.

Understandably, your blushing seems very serious to you. Please be careful when checking into products that might be helpful with your problem, and keep your doctor informed of any pills, even herbal substances, as they can interact with other medications you take.