auriculotemporal syndrome

redness and sweating on the cheek in connection with eating; many persons have mild cases, especially after eating spicy or sharp-tasting foods. Some individuals have more severe forms, such as after surgery or other damage to the parotid gland or auriculotemporal nerve, or in disease states such as syringomyelia or some types of encephalitis. Called also Frey s., gustatory hyperhidrosis or sweating, and gustatory sweating s.

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