Alternative Medicine/Heat in the body


Hi Sharon,

I have always had a red face, and been very sensitive to heat, and the sun. Throughout the past year (I am 21) I have found myself burning up at the strangest times, and the redness appears all over my body, not just my face. I am always thirsty, and have had itchy, dry skin all over. I have had constant mouth ulcers and dry, cracked lips. My menstrual cycle has also been disrupted, my periods are lighter and my cycles have lengthened out to an average of 36 days.
I have been tested for diabetes and thyroid - neither are an issue. What else could this be?


Hi Alice
It sounds as if you might have an issue with a process in the body that, amongst other functions, clears histamine.  If so you might also find your red face gets worse after drinking alcohol.
Suggest you see a naturopath - if you can't find one near you, we do offer SKYPE consultations.

Kind regards

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Sharon Erdrich


Any health related question, particularly those related to an holistic approach, using nutrition, herbal medicine, aromatherapy and lifestyle options.


30 years as a registered nurse, Private health consultant and experienced educator of complementary medicine practitioners.

NZAMH, NZ Nursing Council., AIMA (Associate member), Naturopaths of NZ.

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Reg Nurse, Post Grad Cert Health Science (Nutrition), Dip Herbal Med, Dip Naturopathy, Dip Aromatherapy.

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