Q:I have high blood pressure. What does it mean when my face (mostly ears) gets beet red and feels hot?
A:Most likely, skin flushing is occurring when your face, or just ears, gets hot and red. Flushing can be the result of non-worrisome things like strong emotions or eating spicy food. It can also be caused by a medical problem or medications. Flushing is a common side effect of Niacin (Vitamin B3) often used to lower blood fat levels.