Flushing of the skin on the face and redness — what it is
What is flushing of the skin?
Often people do not attach importance to skin redness special attention: finding a simple explanation: flushed because of the heat, the cream irritated, sunburned. But often flushing of the skin indicates serious disorders in the body. So ignore the redness of the skin is impossible. How to distinguish normal from dangerous symptom, what is congestion and what causes it cause?
- Description of skin flushing
- Classification of the disease
- The finding of hyperemia
- Pathology indicated hyperemia
Description of skin flushing
Hyperemia is a condition in which the skin flows the excess amount of blood, which appears strong redness. Shade the skin with redness can range from pink and red to purple and even bluish (when stagnant processes). Despite the fact that this condition is not considered a disease, it is not the norm for a healthy person. The size of the red spots may be different, including large pockets of 20 cm.
Possible accompanying symptoms of hyperemia:
- sensation of heat in the area of redness;
- tingling or numbness of the skin;
- the emergence of itching or «tingling» on the skin.
What groups of people are more prone to this violation? Most often the disease occurs in women older than 40 years. However, the exact reference to age redness of the skin have not. So, infrequently this symptom occurs in children of any age and have enough young men and women.
Please note! Hyperemia may carry hereditary, in this case, excessive redness of the skin begins to appear already in childhood!
Redness causes severe esthetic discomfort as the red spots of different sizes can affect any part of the body: face, feet, hands, shoulders, Breasts, buttocks. From the point of view of most people this isn’t very appealing. therefore, most people prefer to eliminate flushing redness with the help of medical correction.
Important! Flushing of the skin may indicate pathologies of the cardiovascular system, liver and other organs. Therefore, when frequent or long-term reddening of the skin, as well as an extensive area of change should contact a doctor for advice.
Classification of the disease
There are certain diagnostic scheme that allows you to quickly determine the type of hyperemia. The classification considers the following factors:
- the reason for the appearance;
- location of active change;
- the characteristics of the flow of blood.
Diagnosis according to the classification allows to determine the optimal treatment to eliminate the discoloration of the skin and other unpleasant symptoms, to identify possible health risks.
Blood. Condition occurs when excessive activity of the arterial circulation. This state is called congestion. In the area of redness observed increase in temperature, skin color deep red. This condition is most often detected in children with hypertonicity of vasodilator nerves or narrowing of the blood vessels. In this case, increased risks of cardiovascular disease, often requires a consultation phlebologist.
Venous. Condition that occurs when the stagnation and deterioration of the inflow of venous blood. This type of hyperemia is accompanied by insufficient venous blood flow, most often sprovotsirovat of disorders of the heart muscle. In medicine there have been cases of complete stopping of the venous circulation, which is rare. Violations of the circulation of venous blood affect the walls of blood vessels, increasing their fragility and permeability.
Prolonged venous stasis provokes:
- the growth of connective tissue;
- organ and their atrophy;
- the development of systemic pathologies.
Attention! Venous hyperemia is often found in liver cirrhosis. In this case, the patient is also observed yellowness of the skin, pain in right side, nausea and disorders of assimilation of food. Require urgent medical consultation and immediate treatment!
Generalized. The most dangerous form of hyperemia, accompanied by severe edema of tissues, disorders in the affected skin or body. The affected area loses sensitivity or causes severe pain and itching, tingling or numbness. This type of cause serious violations of the circulation of venous blood, the lack of normal nutrition of tissues and their purification.
Please note! Upon detection of a generalized type of hyperemia is required to address urgently to the doctor, as in this case, you may experience chronic skin diseases and development of pathological processes in the body.
The finding of hyperemia
Of course, to diagnose congestion can only dermatologist. However, regular checking of the skin will help to promptly detect and blood circulation disorders and skin diseases. With self-examination to identify congestion is quite easy – a condition has a striking and prominent characteristic symptoms. When testing is necessary to take into account the feelings of the patient, and data obtained by visual inspection.
Important! In case of hereditary tendency to hyperemia or diseases that increase the risk of its manifestation, the regular inspection allow to detect changes in the early stages, and to prevent atrophy of tissues and development of a generalized process.
The most frequent symptom of congestion occur on exposed skin areas, including the face, décolleté and neck. The affected area has clear contours that are pink, red or Burgundy hue. The person may feel discomfort in the affected area:
- itching with blood type;
- swelling may appear;
- numbness and tingling in venous type;
- perhaps the appearance of vascular «stars» or «et»;
- the increase in lumen of blood vessels.
Hidden signs of impaired blood flow to the skin: this is the total increase or decrease in the rate of blood flow (venous or arterial). In this case, the skin quickly formed bruises even from minor mechanical effects.
For detailed study and fully examine the body better to consult a doctor or ask s relative to examine back and other hard-to-reach parts of the body for signs of swelling and redness.
Pathology indicated hyperemia
Redness is often a sign of serious deviations in the body, and serves as an alarming signal.
Please note! The abuse of alcohol flushing of the face may indicate pathological processes, developing in the cardiovascular system or liver. Under any form of intoxication, including drug, you want to purify and to assign the patient to maintenance therapy.
Please note! Excessively high level of hemoglobin is detected with a simple blood test.
To eliminate redness of the skin you want to treat the underlying disease that causes it.
Important! Most often the affected area has a higher temperature, which confirms the presence of inflammation.
If you detect signs of congestion, you should consult a doctor for examination and diagnosis. Also immediately to take measures that protect the skin from further damage. You need to only use soft sponge for the shower, brush the damaged area with a lotion or ointment with panthenol, to normalize the temperature in the room and refuse to wear things out of rough or synthetic fabrics.