An increased blood flow to the face, also known as facial flushing, can cause the face to feel hotter than usual, according to the New Health Guide. While facial flushing may be temporary due to emotional distress, it can also be symptomatic of more serious health problems, especially when it is accompanied with some other symptoms like diarrhea. Consult with a medical professional if facial flushing is persistent.
Many different conditions can trigger facial flushing. Most of these causes result in dilated blood vessels and an increase in blood flow to the facial region due to hormonal changes, such as a sudden release of adrenaline for a fight-or-flight response or a sudden release of antihistamines that are used to fight off infections or foreign objects detected in the body, particularly in the facial region. The common causes include:
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