Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Evaluation Treatment specialist Home Care warning signs Underlying Cause

Flushing Overview

What is flushing?
A person with flushing has sudden redness and a sensation of warmth on the surface of the skin. Flushing is a common symptom that usually occurs in the face or neck. Common causes of flushing include alcohol, fever, embarrassment, and medications. Flushing is a common symptom in early menopause, where it is more commonly referred to as hot flashes.

What are the symptoms of flushing?
Common symptoms of flushing include a face and neck that suddenly become red and feel warm. Anxiety may be an associated feature.

How does the doctor treat flushing?
Treatment for flushing depends on underlying cause. Some may require a change in medication or medication dosing.

Continue to Flushing Evaluation

FreeMD is provided for information purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for evaluation and treatment by a physician. Please review our terms of use.