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Flushing: Introduction

Flushing: Involuntary skin redness usually of the face. See detailed information below for a list of 238 causes of Flushing, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Flushing:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Flushing. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Flushing

Home medical tests possibly related to Flushing:

Causes of Types of Flushing:

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Flushing: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Flushing, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Flushing Treatments

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Stories from Users for Flushing

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Message Boards for Flushing

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Flushing or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Flushing:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Flushing. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Temperature to detect fever which may cause flushing
    • Blood pressure - episodically elevated with phaeochromocytoma.
    • Neck examination to detect enlarged thyroid in hyperthyroidism
    • Abdominal examination looking for enlarged liver in carcinoid syndrome
  • more tests...»

Flushing: Animations

Medications or substances causing Flushing:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Flushing as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Flushing:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Flushing as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Dymelor and alcohol interaction
  • Diabinese and alcohol interaction
  • Amaryl and alcohol interaction
  • Glucotrol and alcohol interaction
  • Glucotrol XL and alcohol interaction
  • more interactions...»

Flushing: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Flushing may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Flushing

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Flushing. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist here.

See Flushing Assessment Questionnaire (18 listings)

Flushing: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Flushing

Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease is often over-diagnosed. Patients tend to assume that any memory loss or forgetulness symptom might more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or Alzheimer's disease, it can also occur from a side more »

Rare type of breast cancer without a lump: There is a less common form of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer. Its symptoms can be an inflammation of the breast tissue, such as with a breast rash with redness more »

Tremor need not be Parkinson's disease: There is the tendency to believe that any tremor symptom, or shakiness, means Parkinson's disease. The reality is that there are various possibilities, such as benign essential tremor, which is mostly harmless. see more »

Leg cramps at night a classic sign: The symptom of having leg muscle cramps, particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes. However, there are also various other causes. See causes of leg cramps or more »

Rare diseases misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease: A rare genetic disorder is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease for men in their 50's. The disease Fragile X more »

Psoriasis often undiagnosed cause of skin symptoms in children: Children who suffer from the skin disorder called psoriasis can often go undiagnosed. The main problem more »

Flushing: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Flushing: Related Rare Diseases

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Flushing: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Causes of Flushing listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Flushing as a symptom include:

Definitions of Flushing:

A sudden reddening of the face.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Organs affected by Flushing:

The list of organs typically affected by Flushing may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Flushing

The list below shows some of the causes of Flushing mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Flushing?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Flushing. Of the 238 causes of Flushing that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 5 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 5 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 4 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 5 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 228 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Flushing:

The following list of conditions have 'Flushing' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Flushing Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Flushing based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Flushing?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Flushing, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    What are the alternative names for Flushing:

    Peripheral vasodilation
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Flushing:

    Subtypes of Flushing:

    Hot flashes (12 causes), Hot flushes (10 causes), Flushed skin (34 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Flushing:

    Redness (534 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Skin color changes (2348 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Skin colour lesions (148 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Inflammatory symptoms (1736 causes)

    Symptoms related to Flushing:

    Redness (534 causes), Fever (2274 causes), Rash (1165 causes), Rosacea, Exercise, Sex, Alcohol, Alcohol intolerance, Spicy food, Monosodium glutamate (MSG), Pregnancy (699 causes), Menopause (18 causes), Hot flash, Hyperthyroidism (41 causes)

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