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Facial Flushing (Definition)

Facial flushing - episode of reddening of skin of face &/or other parts of the body caused by dilation of blood vessels ...Read more


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Lately I've been having a hot flushed face and a warm head. I've been feeling dizzy & tired and sharp pains behind my eyes. I sometimes feel nausious.

Lately I've been having a hot flushed face and a warm head. I've been feeling dizzy & tired and sharp pains behind my eyes. I sometimes feel nausious.

Dizzy: It is hard to tell exactly what you have-- could be the flu or a severe head cold. Glaucoma can cause eye pain, but not with fever or dizziness. Migraine headache can cause eye pain with headache, but no fever. Call your primary doctor for an appointment today if you still feel ill. ...Read more

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Pain in back of head on right side right at the base of head/neck. Worse w alcohol. Also right sided facial flushing heart palps and random sob?

Pain in back of head on right side right at the base of head/neck. Worse w alcohol. Also right sided facial flushing heart palps and random sob?

Dysautonomia - MVP: You may have dysautonomia which is associated with mitral valve prolapse syndrome - neither are usually life threatening but both cause patients anxiety about their symptoms. Read dr. Richard hoffman's book on mvp on amazon. Com. Increase fluid intake, try magnesium supplements. ...Read more

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Is a flushed face a side effect of steroids?

Is a flushed face a side effect of steroids?

Can be: Visit with your doc about this because there are many other reasons for flushing and you may need an evaluation. ...Read more

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I just had pituitary adenoma removed. What would cause hot flushed face?

I just had pituitary adenoma removed. What would cause hot flushed face?

Pituitary adenoma: Pituitary adenomas a benign tumors that off compress the pituitary gland and cause imbalance of the hormones. After surgery the hormones can be further disrupted from manipulating the gland when removing the tumor. Alternatively, an infection could arise in the surgical operative site. It is important to see your surgeon to determine the cause of the hot flashes and flushing. ...Read more

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Why do I get a flushed face when I drink alchohol?

Vasodilation: Alcohol is a moderately potent vasodilator. As such, consumption of it can cause the capillaries near the skin to dilate, resulting in more blood flow to the skin and a flushed appearance. In addition, certain individuals can lack sufficient alcohol dehydronase, an enzyme that assists in the breakdown of alcohol. This is very common in asians. ...Read more

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I woke up with a flushed face and it's still here it's 2 pm now, no new meds apparently clean bill of health. I do have tonsillitis though.

I woke up with a flushed face and it's still here it's 2 pm now, no new meds apparently clean bill of health. I do have tonsillitis though.

More info needed.: Who diagnosed tonsillitis and are you on any medication or antibiotic? Do you have fever now? Is your blood pressure normal? Do you have any allergic issue which could cause the facial flushing? If you answer any of these questions positively, you should be seen. ...Read more

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I feel like I have a fever with flushed face, chills, and aches but my temperature is low 96.7 to 97 with no other symptoms. What gives?

I feel like I have a fever with flushed face, chills, and aches but my temperature is low 96.7 to 97 with no other symptoms. What gives?

Menopause: Your symptoms may be related to menopause. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What would cause a flushed face. No other symptoms.?

Facial flushing: Facial flushing can be due to intense emtions, such as anger or embrassment. Too much alcohol, caffeine, medicaions, including niacin, can cause it too. Medical conditions such as emphysema, carcinoid syndrome and mastocytosis can do that to you. If it’s happening without any identifiable causes, it would be a good idea to get checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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When I drink alchohol I get a flushed face, neck and chest... I'm not asian, can I still get Asian flush syndrome or is this something different?

When I drink alchohol I get a flushed face, neck and chest... I'm not asian, can I still get Asian flush syndrome or is this something different?

Alcohol reaction: There are some people who can not drink a lot of alcohol because they lack the enzyme to break down the by products of the metabolism. This is what causes the flushing. There is not much you can do about this other than to avoid drinking it. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a steroid shot and an antibiotic injection with a penicillin base on saturday today is sunday. I have a flushed face. Is this a side effect?

Probably: Flushing after steroid injection is not uncommon. If it is from the antibiotic, that's a bit more concerning. If you have any trouble breathing, swallowing or feel faint, you should head to the er. It may be the start of an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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High blood pressure reading today 141/94 and low 126/87 with bpa 92 usually have good blood pressure been having bad headaches with flushed face?

High blood pressure reading today 141/94 and low 126/87 with bpa 92 usually have good blood pressure been having bad headaches with flushed face?

Keep track: BP goes up and down depends on what you are doing. Keep track of your BP at different times of the day, if it's consistently over 140/90, see your doc to get evaluated. ...Read more

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What causes swelling of hands and feet, red flushed face that's hot to the touch and headache. Been this way for 8 hours now and im feeling very bad.

What causes swelling of hands and feet, red flushed face that's hot to the touch and headache. Been this way for 8 hours now and im feeling very bad.

Very unusual: I would make sure to check your blood pressure first. It sounds as if you are having some vascular like symptoms that are difficult to attribute to any one source without additional information. ...Read more

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Cold hands and feet and flushed face since 15 Flushing became more severe while taking accutane Will it pass after accutane withdrawal?

Cold hands and feet and flushed face since 15 Flushing became more severe while taking accutane Will it pass after accutane withdrawal?

Accutane: Be sure your prescriber for your medication is aware of your symptoms but I don't think it's related. But be sure and get examination ...Read more

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17 YO boy with red flushed face. Prob Rosacea. Wht can I get to fix this? Also would lemon juice on my face help as my face is also very tan.

17 YO boy with red flushed face. Prob Rosacea. Wht can I get to fix this? Also would lemon juice on my face help as my face is also very tan.

This is serious: Listen buddy. Rosacea is very serious. It can disfigure you permanently. Do not accept "probably" or ask for a home remedy. You have a right to scientific rx. Please do not try to alter your natural skin color with lemon (won't work) or anything else. And please talk with a sensible adult about your skin. ...Read more