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INTENSE blushing on face, neck and chest for no apparent reason. Please tell me what's causing it?

(4 Posts)
HiggsBoson Sat 29-Dec-12 20:59:24

I'm 38 and over the past few months I've been getting blushing attacks accompanied by a feeling of overwhelming burning heat in my face. They come on at any time, without warning, not when I'm stressed or embarassed and last for a good half hour.

The areas of blushing are VERY sharply outlined as well. It's freaking me out a bit tbh.

Anyone know what might be causing it?

quoteunquote Sat 29-Dec-12 21:37:52

Menopause ?

do and ask your GP, put your mind at rest.

MerylStrop Sat 29-Dec-12 21:39:40

some kind of allergy? I get similar when I drink some forms of alcohol, eg red wine.

possibly rosacea

PowerPants Sat 29-Dec-12 22:29:00

Allergies can cause this, as can a v rare condition called carcinoid tumour (do not let this freak you out as very uncommon).

You could have histamine intolerance. Like *meryl8 says, alcohol and other foods are high in histamine and can cause flushing.

Do go to the GP just to put your mind at rest.

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