Facial Flush

"Facial flushing is characterized by sudden reddening of the face that affects the neck or upper chest due to increased blood flow. It may be associated with certain medical conditions, such as high fever, menopause, rosacea, carcinoid syndrome, and other factors like alcohol use, exercise, extreme emotions, hot or spicy foods, rapid changes in temperature, or heat exposure. Treatment of facial flushing depends on the underlying cause of the facial flushing and may include medicine, surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation to treat it.

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My face looks flushed and feels warm to touch. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been fighting off what I initially thought was a bad cold. But after a week and some high fevers and bad congestion, I think it may have been more severe sinusitis or something similar. My actual question for the last three or four days, my face has been permanently flushed and fe...  Read Full »


Dr. Saumya Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Symptoms and their duration may vary with the infective organism. You have not mentioned the type of treatment you have taken. In any case, try steam inhalation and warm saline gargles four times a day. Drink plenty of fluids orally. I sugges...  Read Full »

How to treat recurrent chronic illness and cold sensitivity during winters?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been ill for four weeks, and I had to stop using my treadmill. I tend to get sick every winter, despite all precautions. I usually recover in two weeks but not this time. I have no sore throat, fever, or cough, but I sneeze twice a day. My feet and hands get cold, my arms and legs ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and they are normal. You do not have any symptoms of flu or infection. It is just cold sensitivity. So I would suggest you continue with tablet Lev...  Read Full »

Is my recurrent facial flushing a symptom of perimenopause?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 52 years old. I have facial flushing, perimenopause, carcinoid tumor and medical anxiety. My symptoms of facial flushing started eight months back, when my face turned bright red and there was no sweating. This happened twice every month and lasted for around ten minutes. I got my...  Read Full »


Dr. Thiyagarajan. T

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The symptoms can be due to perimenopausal vasomotor condition or serotonin syndrome. However, the chances of having such symptoms due to a carcinoid tumor are less, as your chromogranin A and 5-HIAA test results are normal. Menopause can a...  Read Full »

I have hot flushes in which my face turns bright red and hot without sweating. Is it a perimenopausal change?

Query: Hello doctor, My recent blood work showed my estradiol at 24 pg/mL and my FSH at 77 IU/L. For the last four months, I have had two hot facial flushes a month in which my face turns bright red and hot, and then red patches on my knuckles and elbows. Both my gynecologist and dermatologist think it is ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The flushing you are experiencing is likely a hot flush, and it is possible to get it without sweating. The menopausal status can be confirmed with high FSH (follicle stimulating hormone), LH (leutinizing hormone), and AMH (anti-müllerian hormone) levels. Also, if y...  Read Full »

How to get rid of facial flushing and redness in the nose?

Query: Hello doctor, I applied a mask of lemon juice and honey on my nose, cheeks, and front. After the mask, I used Biore pore strips on my nose. After that, I put a little Benzagel on a small area around the nose. Three days later, I go to bed with a burning feeling on my face. I see the mirror and se...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is the flush evanescent in nature or persistent? Any other symptoms like burning or itching? Looking forward to your response to help you.  Read Full »

I have facial flush in cheeks and redness after using Retinol cream. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have facial flushing in my cheeks for about one month and have not gone away. It varies from mild to bright red day today. It began after I tried using Retinol and experienced peeling so I stopped after one week. I saw a doctor who said it was contact dermatitis because I used other...  Read Full »


Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Flushing, persistent redness and telangiectasia could be signs of rosacea. Moreover, retinoids can flare up rosacea. A common cause of rosacea in some individuals is the usage of potent topical steroids on the face. Is there such a history? However, they are not imp...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for abdominal discomfort with red facial flushes?

Query: Hello doctor, Two months ago, I was diagnosed with a very tiny hiatal hernia. My chiropractor found my stomach is pushed up very high, next to my esophagus. He was able to push it back down, but with a lot of painful force and manipulation. Ever since I have been getting sicker and sicker with ep...  Read Full »


Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, the symptoms do sound a bit different and something we need to look into. As per the issues, I hope they have looked into any form of venous obstruction i.e. super vein obstruction. Any compression on that vein can cause the face to turn red and a bit of lo...  Read Full »

Why do I get facial flushing while eating food?

Query: Hi doctor, Why sometimes when I eat, my face goes red and I get really bad facial flushing that sometimes lasts for hours? I have had thyroid, FBC, B12, glucose, liver, kidneys, all bloods and all are normal. I am only 26 years old and male. This happens a lot. I do not have any allergies (that I k...  Read Full »


Dr. Rabia Anjum

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In some individuals, flushing can occur after eating certain foods and even certain drugs. The foods associated with flushing are spicy foods like chilly, pepper, caffeine and alcohol, in vegetable, spinach, lemon, and tomatoes can cause it. Similarly, fish can also cau...  Read Full »

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