Overview of Flushing - Temporary Redness Of The Face
Flushing is a temporary reddening of the face. It may also involve the ears, neck and trunk.
Causes of Flushing - Temporary Redness Of The Face
Flushing is produced by dilation of the blood vessels of the skin. It is produced by certain neurotransmitters, such as histamine, catecholamines and neuro peptides. It can also result from emotional and physical stress. Certain foods and drugs can produce this reaction. Decreased levels of estrogen, particularly in post-menopausal women, is a common complain. Carcinoid tumors often have flushing associated with it.
Signs and Symptoms of Flushing - Temporary Redness Of The Face
Temporary reddening of the face, ears, neck and trunk.
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