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Heat in cheeks, excessive sweat, redness near ears. Surgery near parotid glands. Suggestion?

I am a 20 year old female and for as long as I can remember I have a curious condition - when I eat or sometimes just smell citrus fruits (oranges, mandarines) I almost instantly feel heat on my cheeks, blush and begin to sweat on my cheeks and nose. I've read about the Frey syndrome, but I don't think this is the case, because I've never had surgery (this disorder often occurs as a result of surgery in the area near the parotid glands), the redness isn't in the area adjacent to the ears (but where blushing usualy occurs - on the cheekbones under the eyes) and my sweating isn't at all excessive - very small sweat drops appear on my nose and cheeks (bearly noticeable even if someone takes a closer look). I don't have this kind of reaction with any other food and I sweat normally, but I eat a lot of sweets and other fruits. I'm not concerned or anything, but no one I know and even my doctor has never heard of symptoms like this and I'm curious what this is and what is it's neurological (medical) explanation

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Asked On : Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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This is not freys syndrome but occurs due to reaction of body to smell of citrus foods.
This occurs with many people but the food can be different like people have with chili etc, or with sun rays , clothes etc.
you can do one thing take antihistaminic drug like Tab .cetirizine two times a day
half hour before exposue to such smell.
do report back.
Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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