Treatment for facial flushing and sweating

Most people experience flushing when they are embarrassed, it is hot or they have been exercising, however, for some people, flushing is a frequent occurrence and it can have a real impact on their daily lives. Facial flushing is a natural response in some situations but excessive sweating can be embarrassing and it can have serious implications for an individual's social and professional lives. They may feel embarrassed to go out in public or do presentations at work and may dread being around others in case their face starts sweating excessively.

What to do if you suffer from facial flushing

If you suffer from facial sweating or flushing and it is affecting the way you live your life, do not hesitate to see your doctor. You may feel uncomfortable and embarrassed talking to your doctor about your problem, but they will have seen it all before and they will be able to offer you advice, which could make a real difference.

Treatment for facial flushing

In some cases, making simple changes could make a difference to the amount you sweat, for example, avoiding triggers, using an antiperspirant instead of deodorant and wearing loose, light clothing. However, if these do not work, other treatments may be an option.

If other treatments have failed, surgery may be an option for facial flushing. It is estimated that ETS is successful in around 70% of cases of facial sweating. ETS (endoscopic transthoracic sympathectomy) is a procedure that involves removing some of the sympathetic nerve tissue, which reduces the action of the nerves that send signals to the sweat glands in the face.