Symptom: Red face

Red face: Red coloring, redness, or flushing of the face.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Red face:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Red face (65 conditions)
  • Medications or substances causing symptom: Red face (11 listings)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Red face (14 conditions)

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    Symptoms related to Red face: flushing (20), blushing (0), rash (105), facial symptoms (165), redness (48)
    Red face type of: Face symptoms (165)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Red face: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Red face as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Medications or substances causing Red face: The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Red face as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
    • Certain blood pressure medications
    • Certain cholesterol medications
    • Niacin - may cause all-over flushing
    • Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
    • Alcohol
    • Chlorpropamide
    • Niacin
    • Certain anti-diabetic medications
    • Diabenase - may cause flushing from alcohol intolerance
    • Testosterone
    • Nitrites

    Conditions listing symptoms: Red face: The following list of conditions have 'Red face' 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.


  • Barber's rash ... facial hair rash


  • Constipation ... red face


  • Eczema ... facial rash
  • Erysipelas ... face rash


  • Folliculitis ... facial rash


  • Hot flashes ... facial redness


  • Polycythemia ... facial redness


  • Rosacea ... Thin red facial lines, swollen face blood vessels (telangiectasia), face redness
  • Rubella ... pink spots on face


  • Sarcoidosis ... facial skin rash
  • Scarlet fever ... red facial rash
  • Slap-cheek syndrome ... facial rash spreads to the body, Facial rash
  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome ... facial birthmark


  • Tooth abscess ... red face on one-side

    Last revised: Nov 21, 2003

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