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Re: Red Ears

Date: Fri Aug 21 11:34:30 1998
Posted By: kathi clement, faculty md, family practice, Univ. of Wyoming
Area of science: Medicine
ID: 903438688.Me

I don't know why,your ear or ears become red.  Parts of our bodies may 
flush in response to anxiety or stress, and it can be an individualized 
pattern.  This may mean for some folks the ears, others the face, and still 
other face and neck.  Some people's bodies respond not by flushing but 
increased perspiration.   Occasionally, medications or foods can cause 
flushes- a common example is niacin.  I don't know why you have flushes at 
a certain time of day unless it is in response to a certain medications, 
food?  But, stress is a common etiology of flushes.

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