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A 23-year-old male asked:

Whenever i get nervous embarrassed or stressed my neck back and chest and occasionally face get red blotchy and extremely itchy. how to stop it?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Cholinergic variant?: In rosacea, the skin , especially that on the face, gets red when any rise in core body temperature (heat, stress etc) however itching is not expected. Another condition known as cholinergic hives in which a person gets small itchy bumps plus redness with stress. This can usually be controlled by taking an antihistamine preferably prior to stressful situation as well as after.

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Last updated Apr 30, 2021

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