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nebule's avatar

Why do I get a hot face after eating?

Asked by nebule (16159 points ) November 13th, 2009

It’s just started happening in the last two weeks or so… is this a well known problem?

Any ideas?

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18 Answers

nzigler's avatar

Common enough- yeah. Ask a doctor if it’s worrying you. It could be an allergy, it could be metabolic, could be a warning sign of something else. MSG and diabetes are two other potential explanations. I strongly urge that you just ask your doctor to be sure. I wouldn’t be too worried about it but only an MD can appropriately diagnose.

poofandmook's avatar

I get this about 90% of the time I eat tuna sandwiches. The 10% is Subway tuna. Subway tuna doesn’t do it.

janbb's avatar

I get this after drinking wine. I have a mild case of rosacea and this is one of the effects. It could well be a slight allergic reaction. I wouldn’t worry about it but you might want to see your doctor.

filmfann's avatar

I get this after taking my Niacin vitamins in the morning.

troubleinharlem's avatar

Maybe you should see a doctor because of the chance of rosacea.

JLeslie's avatar

@filmfann I have heard there is “no flush” niacin. I don’t take it, but thought I would mention it to you.

gailcalled's avatar

@lynneblundell: Can you equate the sensation to any particular food or food groups?

I notice it when I (rarely) eat home-made chocolate cake with choc. frosting.) It feels like a mild allergy.

nebule's avatar

it might be bread… but I’ve just been told to eat more bread to try and ‘regulate’ me! lol… I’m having major problems with diet at the moment… :-(

SpatzieLover's avatar

Hot flashes?

timothykinney's avatar

Try using a fork or other utensil.

loser's avatar

I used to get that when my blood sugar was too high. Maybe you should get it checked out.

nebule's avatar

@SpatzieLover I’m 29…:-/ lol.. by hot flahes I presume you mean..the menopause? or…no?

@loser thank you I might do… x

I’m currently drinking wine though and my face is not flushed ,...which is a little odd don’t you all think? (is there a smiley for “pondering person”? like: finger against lip type of thing?)

SpatzieLover's avatar

@lynneblundell Hormonal changes can cause hot flashes…Doesn’t matter the age. I had ‘em whilst I was pregnant and it often happened when I ate.

nebule's avatar

well…I’m certainly not pregnant. no-one’s been near this womb for a long time, :-) maybe that’s the problem lol

filmfann's avatar

@JLeslie No Flush Niacin is also No Benefit Niacin.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

Eating certain types of chili does this to me, like chili oil from asian restaurants, also red wine and real aspirin tablets if I take more than 1 at a time.

JLeslie's avatar

@filmfann good to know. A couple of people have recommended niacin to me for cholesterol, but I have never taken it or read up on it, but it is in the back of my mind as a possibly vitamin to try.

filmfann's avatar

@JLeslie I take the Niacin to lower my bad cholesterol, even though my levels are amazingly low. Pomegrante juice is great for that, but tastes terrible.

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