Has anyone dealt with red, hot checks and ears? There seems to be no rhyme or reason to when or for how long it will happen. It's not usually painful, just hot to the touch and the color will sometimes deepen to a purple hue. It will extend from the top of the cheekbones to just short of the angle of the jaw and the entire ears. Never touches chin area or nose and the heat and redness will often go away as suddenly as it appears. It happens no where else on the body.