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

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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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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Flushed face that came on suddenly, body aches, sore throat and headache. What would cause these symptoms?

Flushed face that came on suddenly, body aches, sore throat and headache. What would cause these symptoms?

Sounds like Viral in: Upper respiratory tract infections caused by viruses are common and affect each one of us off and on. They are self limiting. All you need to do is rest for a couple of days, use tylenol (acetaminophen) for aches and for sore throat and some decongestants (over the counter stuff) and it will settle down. ...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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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 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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Will 50mg prednisone cause hot flushed face 5day course taking with cefuroxime for bronchial infection is this dangerous and need visit to dr again?

Will 50mg prednisone cause hot flushed face 5day course taking with cefuroxime for bronchial infection is this dangerous and need visit to dr again?

Prednisone: The use of corticosteroids in bronchitis may be problematic, and is a clinical judgement call by the doctor seeing you. It can cause your flushed face and other potential complications. Since acute bronchitis is so seldom bacterial (>95% viral) am not sure why you are being treated with antibiotics either. Yes, you might want to visit with your doctor or get a second opinion from another. ...Read more

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

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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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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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 occasionally get a hot flushed face, my skin feels tight during this, it takes around 30mins-1hr to go away. Once redness goes my skin feels tender?

I occasionally get a hot flushed face, my skin feels tight during this, it takes around 30mins-1hr to go away. Once redness goes my skin feels tender?

Diagnosis first: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. 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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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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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

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I have chronic flu-like aches, and a flushed face for months now, IS it related to my chronic/recurrent UTI's? or something else? Chills -no fever.

I have chronic flu-like aches, and a flushed face for months now, IS it related to my chronic/recurrent UTI's? or something else? Chills -no fever.

Further med-check: You need to have a further medical check up from an internist who can examine you and run some tests to make sure that your blood formation is normal and that your liver functions are good and that you do not have an endocrine disorder which can sometimes be the cause of flushing. ...Read more

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Could hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) and betaloc be causing me to feel sick, dizzy and have a flushed face?

Could hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) and betaloc be causing me to feel sick, dizzy and have a flushed face?

Possibly: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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17 YO boy with red flushed face (Rosacea). Don't have money for dermatologist as isn't viewed as real issue by mom. Wht can I get at cvs to fix this?

17 YO boy with red flushed face (Rosacea). Don't have money for dermatologist as isn't viewed as real issue by mom. Wht can I get at cvs to fix this?

Free clinics: In your area or clinics in a teaching hospital, if not available, try urgent care centers who can prescribe you generics as topical metronidazole and possibly doxycycline, meanwhile avoid sun exposure and apply sunscreen, good luck ...Read more

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Have dull headache w flushed face & redness in face & neck are warm to touch all day had a cortisone shot yesterday in my knee I had shots b4 w no prb?

Have dull headache w flushed face & redness in face & neck are warm to touch all day had a cortisone shot yesterday in my knee I had shots b4 w no prb?

Cortisone side effec: These symptoms are not unexpected after getting large doses of cortisone. You might even suffer from insomnia as well. The effect is dose-dependent but should reduce with time. If you have pain, redness, or increased swelling on the injected knee or a fever, you need to contact the doctor immediately to make sure that it is not infected. ...Read more

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When in certain condos I experience rapid heartbeat, flushed face, tingling feet, shallow breathing, tight chest, dizziness. Why?

When in certain condos I experience rapid heartbeat, flushed face, tingling feet, shallow breathing, tight chest, dizziness. Why?

Allergic Reaction: An allergic reaction is the body's way of responding to an "invader." when the body senses a foreign substance, called an antigen, the immune system is triggered. The immune system normally protects the body from harmful agents such as bacteria and toxins. Its overreaction to a harmless substance (an allergen) is called a hypersensitivity reaction, or an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Sore throat 3weeks now n cheeks feeling flushed (temp perfect) it all started with a cold but can get rid of sore throat, why the flushed face feeling?

Sore throat 3weeks now n cheeks feeling flushed (temp perfect) it all started with a cold but can get rid of sore throat, why the flushed face feeling?

Strep throat: If the back of your throat has white plagues and even is there is not a temperature increase, the cold may have exposed you to a superimposed bacterial strep infection. The flushing can be from the bacteria. Look at throat. White? Call MD ...Read more

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Left ovarian cyst causing constipation, nausea, constant pain on left side, diarrhea, fatigue, flushed face. Have an appt w/ gyn on the 7th but er now?

Left ovarian cyst causing constipation, nausea, constant pain on left side, diarrhea, fatigue, flushed face. Have an appt w/ gyn on the 7th but er now?

It depends on severi: Your appointment is not too far away to wait. In the meantime you can take some simple pain medicine like Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain control. If your symptoms are unbearable (unable to sleep due to pain or unable to eat or drink fluids, then you have valid reasons to go to the ER for a more urgent medical check up and treatment. ...Read more