Gustatory hyperhidrosis

What is Gustatory hyperhidrosis?

Gustatory hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating that certain individuals regularly experience on the forehead (scalp), upper lip, perioral region, or sternum a few moments after eating spicy foods, tomato sauce, chocolate, coffee, tea, or hot soups. This type of sweating is classified under focal hyperhidrosis, that is, it is restricted to certain regions of the body. A common cause is the result of trauma or damage of the nerve that passes through the parotid gland. This type of sweating is known as Frey's syndrome in which case the damage to the nerve is due to surgery of the parotid gland (parotidectomy). It has been observed in diabetics with autonomic neuropathy, and a variant of this disorder has been reported following surgical sympathectomy. One of the more effective treatments is oral or topically applied glycopyrrolate.

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Since the age of 64 I have started sweating after eating anything sugary or if I have an alcoholic drink and wish to know why? I did have 5 years...

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Sweating after eating usually happens to people who have eaten sugary or energy giving foods. This is mainly...

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I am a 27 year old male with no diagnosed health problems aside from anxiety disorder, which I've struggled with for years, although I don't...

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You are right. This most likely is a condition known as gustatory sweating. It would be worthwhile to get your...

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I sweat when I eat like chips or ketcup or drink coffee why?

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Hello ,,
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Your problem of sweating after hot and spicy foods,, is called gustatory sweating.
Some amount of gustatory...

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I got my sugar level 134 fasting and 212 PP last week and I was suggested glumiun 1 mg before breakfast. After 5 days I got it checked and it was...

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Since the age of 64 I have started sweating after eating anything sugary or if I have an alcoholic drink and wish to know why? I did have 5 years...

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