Facial blushing, flushing, and redness may occur as a stand-alone condition, or maybe associated with excessive facial sweating. Most often the cause is unknown, however some patients have associated conditions. Facial sweating often is a stand-alone condition and most commonly affects the forehead, scalp and upper lip areas. Excessive sweating on the face is very hard to hide, and may cause significant embarrassment to sufferers.
Facts on flushing, blushing and facial sweating
- Facial sweating is also called craniofacial sweating, and forms part of primary hyperhidrosis syndromes
- Treatments are readily available for this form of excessive sweating
- Flushing can occur by itself or associated with sweating
- This is due to over-activity of the sympathetic nervous system
- Flushing and blushing maybe secondary to hormonal changes, or conditions such as Rosacea
- Treatments are aimed at decreasing sympathetic input or reducing the number of blood vessels