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Hello, I am Dr. Aren and I will help with your query. A red burning face starting from the chest and neck occurs due to lack of regulation of the a chemical in the hypothalamus which simulates a sensation of increased temperatures in the body. This causes vasodilation of the skin in the chest ,neck and facial area leading to a burning sensation and redness. This usually occurs in post menopausal women due to a lack of estrogen and may last from 20-30 seconds to 5-10 minutes or longer. It can be treated with estrogen,in women who cannot take estrogen Progesterone is usually effective . Other symptoms which may accompany this redness would include anxiety,dizziness,palpitations,fatigue and diaorrhea.You need to discuss this with your PCP/Physician who will probably investigate you to rule out Carcinoid Syndrome,Thyroid disease and hypertension.Carcinoid syndrome is a rare small tumour found in the lungs and GIT.Consumption of alcohol may cause similar symptoms,use of certain anti-hypertensive drugs like Clonidine,methyl Dopa,and lofexidine also reduce the symptoms in a manner similar to progesterone.