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I am a 54 year old male. I am experiencing significant

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I am a 54 year old male. I am experiencing significant facial flushing and heat, usually from when I wake up in the mornings, although not every morning. I have also noted that sometimes in bed I seem to be ‘overheating’ in my torso, albeit when perhaps having one blanket too many. The only physical changes that may be relevant are that over the last 7 months I have been running 3 times per week, for the first time in many years. I am now up to about 18 miles per week (9, 5,4 ) all at quite a slow pace. However I feel fitter and my heart rate at rest is around 60 and is reasonable during exercise as I monitor with a Garmin running watch. I also have a persistent ache in my right hip, which seems to be running related.

I have also been taking 10mg of Omeprazole daily for many years. Fairly recently this has been an OTC tablet as opposed to the previously used capsules.

Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for this question. I can help.Congrats on the exercise programHave you had any blood work done lately?thyroid tested?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you. I finally managed to see my GP and am having a blood test done on Tuesday, including I believe thyroid.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
You're welcome :)please don't forget a positive rating. I appreciate it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
So the GP gave me some petroleum based cream for the face and also ordered a full range of blood tests. The blood tests all came back as 'normal' but today after a 2 hour run my face was very red and quite sore, like sunburn really. This is still the case two hours later. Could this be rosacea or something similar?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
would you mind a positive rating first
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Done! I am also just wondering if it could be the salt from my own sweat?!
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
I doubt that. do you have a pic?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Please remind me how to do this?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
just attach a pic using the paperclip
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
It does look like rosaceathere are two creams that can help1)finacea gel2)metronidazole gel
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

So it has calmed down a little now. Focus is on forehead and below eyes and cheeks.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
rosacea
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Is this anything to be worried about?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
I doubt itespecially if your bloods are normal
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

OK, many thanks.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
welcome