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A 26-year-old female asked:

what causes "face flushing"?

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Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 53 years experience
Facial flush origin: Dilatation of facial arterial or arteriole supply will result in facial flushing: it may be a normal response to environmental or social interaction, and may be a normal event. If it is persistent or occurs very frequently, one should have a physical examination to evaluate the possibility of underlying hypertension or hormone producing mass or dysfunctional organ.

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A 64-year-old male asked:

Constant face flushing?

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Dr. Charles Dagostino
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Flushing: Complicated question. Any other symptoms? First i would want to know if you have high BP and if it is controlled or diabetes. Your doctor may want to check some blood tests or even a urine test. There is a syndrome called carcinoid syndrome that can cause flushing, need to check urine for that. Also would make sure thyroid normal.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What in wine causes face flushing?

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Wine: Wine causes facial flushing by one of two mechanisms. Any alcohol can cause this if a person as a deficiency in aldehyde dehydrogenase, which leads to the build up of aldehyde after alcohol ingestion. This will cause facial flushing. Also, wine in particular, has substances within it it, such as sulfites/histamines/tyramine, which can cause facial flushing.

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