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What causes redness and shortness of breath due to changing weather ? How can these allergies be treated ?

the symptoms are redness everywhere. not all the time, but for example when the weather is hot my face , ears, palms, and feet turn TOMATO red..specially palms and tips of fingers.. also, i blush easily....and when the weather is so hot and im outside and i goback home i have shortness of breath that lasts for at least 5 minutes....i have difficulty taking air inside.. all these symptoms what do they indicate?
Wed, 25 Jan 2012
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Hi Nadash,
It is usual for very fair persons to have pink colour over face, Ear lobes, palms , feet etc. when exposed to hot weather as the blood vessels tend to dilate resulting in rushing of blood to all above mentioned locations giving a pink appearance. This happens to every body but is more noticeable in very fair skinned persons. As long as there is no itching you do not have to worry about it.
As for feeling breathless after reaching home, you should get your blood hemoglobin level checked. There are many other causes for breathlessness which warrant a thorough checkup by a Physician.
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