Facial flushing

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  • The face is flushed

  • My cheeks are hot

  • The face is hot

  • Reddening face

  • Blushing face

  • Face flushed

  • Blushy face

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Content updated on May 23, 2022

Description

A subjective sensation of warmth that is accompanied by reddening of the skin on the face.

When to See a Doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Headache

  • Palpitation

  • Abnormal menstruation

  • Facial edema

Possible Causes

  • Rosacea

    A skin condition, which also often involves flushings. The exact cause is unclear, but genetics, immune system reactions and exposure to sunlight appear to be involved.

  • Cushing syndrome

    This condition is caused by excessive amounts of a hormone called cortisol. This may be caused consumption of some steroid medications or the body itself may produce too much cortisol.

  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

    An autoimmune disease, caused by the body's own immune system attacking organs and cells in the body. The exact cause is unclear, but risk factors include female gender, childbearing age, and heredity.

  • Carcinoid
  • Watery diarrhea, hypokalemia, and achlorhydria (WDHA) syndrome

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have a red or flushed face?

  • Do you exercise daily?

  • Have you ever been told that you snore while sleeping?

  • Do you have nausea or vomiting?

  • Do you have abnormal menstrual cycles e.g. too early or too late

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