Episodic redness of the face, ears, neck associated with tingling or burning in these areas.

An involuntary, and uncontrollable process that cannot be inhibited and can be triggered by emotions.

Affects all races.

Non-emotional causes include exercise, warm environments and postmenopausal flushing.

Can be secondary to alcohol and drugs and some foods.

Rosacea may be preceded by a long history of blushing.

May be associated with mastocytosis or carcinoid.

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