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extreme flushing of face and lower arms

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 12, 2010
  • 03:10 AM

I am 53 years old female. Today was the second time in a few weeks that I have had this experience. The first time I was alone, working on the computer. All of a sudden, I felt my face start to burn up. I could even feel my sinuses burn up when I breath. I looked in the mirror and my face looked like I had been baking in the sun for hours. It was hot to the touch. My lower arms were the same, and there were even blotches on my arms. This seemed to last for about an hour. The second episode was this morning. I was home alone, relaxed. I had just eaten a tuna sandwich. All of a sudden, my ears started burning and I got extremely red. The skin on my face felt tight and swolen (as if sunburned). The episode lasted for about half an our, then I was back to normal again.

This has me baffled. I have never had a hot flash, and was wondering if this could be some sort of a hot flash? I didn't have the typical sweating that comes with hot flash, and it lasted longer than a typical hot flash.

The first time it happened, I had eaten shrimp a few hours earlier. And this time with the tuna fish, I am wondering if it could be an alergy to sea food. However, I did eat fish one time in between and nothing happened.

I also have type 2 diabetes and wonder if that could somehow be related.

Can anybody relate???

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  • My wife is currently experiencing the exact symptoms you described.She is also about your same age.We saw your post while searching for possible reasons for the condition.Did you find anything helpful?Thanks,Mike & BarbaraI am 53 years old female. Today was the second time in a few weeks that I have had this experience. The first time I was alone, working on the computer. All of a sudden, I felt my face start to burn up. I could even feel my sinuses burn up when I breath. I looked in the mirror and my face looked like I had been baking in the sun for hours. It was hot to the touch. My lower arms were the same, and there were even blotches on my arms. This seemed to last for about an hour. The second episode was this morning. I was home alone, relaxed. I had just eaten a tuna sandwich. All of a sudden, my ears started burning and I got extremely red. The skin on my face felt tight and swolen (as if sunburned). The episode lasted for about half an our, then I was back to normal again. This has me baffled. I have never had a hot flash, and was wondering if this could be some sort of a hot flash? I didn't have the typical sweating that comes with hot flash, and it lasted longer than a typical hot flash. The first time it happened, I had eaten shrimp a few hours earlier. And this time with the tuna fish, I am wondering if it could be an alergy to sea food. However, I did eat fish one time in between and nothing happened. I also have type 2 diabetes and wonder if that could somehow be related.Can anybody relate???
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  • What was the final diagnosis? I am a 53 yo female who is experiencing same.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • September 15, 2015
    • 00:55 PM
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