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Flushing and redness after meals

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Unfortunately I have to deal with the odd flush after certain meals, which gives me a nasty redness, on my cheeks specifically, which can last for hours. It only really seems to affect my cheeks, and I'm fairly confident that it might add to the overall longevity of my stubborn hyperpigmentation.

One thing I've noticed is that I'm not the only one in the family who gets it. My father gets it as often as I do, and my brother and mother get it rather frequently too. My brother is currently suffering from acne, for what it's worth. The difference between them and I is that it doesn't last as long in their cases.

I assume this could be either a food intolerance or the glycemic load of my meals being too high. I do tend to eat quite a lot, and run to sweet food like fruit right after the more heavy meals of the day.

Does anybody know what could be causing this? Could it be a digestive problem? I do get gas on a daily basis...

I'd well and truly appreciate anybody who offers some light on the subject. Thank you.

Edited by neverforget

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maybe oneday: I haven't actually noticed it much when I eat meat alone, come to think of it!

Lima: I would make a list, but the flushing seems to happen with a wide array of different foods - from mere vegetables to butternut squash, which in fact happened to give me quite a bad flush when I ate it for the first time 2 nights ago. For this reason I considered the possibility of glycemic load being the cause.

Thanks to both of you for responding!

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