Symptomatic treatment of idiopathic and rosacea-associated cutaneous flushing with propranolol

Helen Craige, Jack B. Cohen

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Abstract

Flushing has been associated with medications, rosacea, menopause, carcinoid syndrome, pheochromocytoma, polycythemia, and mastocytosis, although it can occur without known cause. There are no known specific treatments available, but β-blockers have suppressed flushing reactions in some patients, particularly when associated with anxiety. The medical histories and clinical characteristics of 9 patients with either idiopathic flushing or flushing associated with rosacea were reviewed. Eight patients experienced subjective improvement with propranolol therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)881-884
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume53
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2005

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  • Dermatology

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