Skin Blushing

Also known as: skin flushing, blushing skin, flushing skin

What is skin blushing?

Whenever a patient feels warmth and see redness encompassing their neck, chest or face, this is known as skin blushing or flushing. It can include both the feeling of warmth, the skin changing color or both. The red skin may appear solid or blotchy.

What might cause skin blushing?

Skin blushing can be related to an emotional response, such as embarrassment, anger, stress or anxiety. It can also be tied to the following medical conditions:

How can it be treated?

If skin blushing or flushing is related to an emotional response, doing your best to avoid these situations or calming yourself can typically relieve the symptoms. Avoiding things like extreme weather, excess alcohol consumption, spicy foods or sunburn can also help prevent skin blushing or flushing.

When should you seek medical attention?

If skin blushing or flushing is severe, frequent or accompanied by other concerning symptoms, talk to your health care provider about possible causes and treatments of your symptoms.

Reviewed by: Ana Margarita Duarte, MD

This page was last updated on: August 25, 2020 04:29 PM

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