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What could cause an occasional hot sensation with redness & warm to touch on back of head and neck that lasts minutes hours or days?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Most hot and cold

sensations involve misfiring or some sort of dysfunction of the sensory nerves of the skin.
The sensations of redness and warmth to the touch suggest dilation of blood vessels...it almost sounds like a type of "hot flash." How old are you? Sometimes menopausal hot flashes are perceived in a localized part of the body vs generalized over the entire body. Review with your doctor to decide on tests

In brief: Most hot and cold

sensations involve misfiring or some sort of dysfunction of the sensory nerves of the skin.
The sensations of redness and warmth to the touch suggest dilation of blood vessels...it almost sounds like a type of "hot flash." How old are you? Sometimes menopausal hot flashes are perceived in a localized part of the body vs generalized over the entire body. Review with your doctor to decide on tests
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