Why does my neck get splotchy when I'm hot or excited?
January 28, 2014 6:45 PM Subscribe
Whenever I have an animated conversation, whether in person or on the phone, my neck flushes bright splotchy red and feels super hot.
posted by bonheur to Health & Fitness (11 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
This also happens when I concentrate intently on something--like writing, taking an exam, or watching tv. It doesn't seem correlated to nervousness or anxiety, but more to excitement. The rash itself is flat, irregular, not itchy, and subsides on its own within an hour. I get embarrassed when people point this out, people often think that I am having an allergic reaction or have been scratching my neck.
Does anyone know what this is called or what causes it? Is there anything I can do to prevent it?
I uploaded a picture here: http://imgur.com/NG9P4Gd
Thanks in advance for any insight or advice you can offer.
PS My husband thinks this is some kind of "Asian flush," since I do get hot and red when I drink wine. I'm Caucasian, for what it's worth.