Auriculotemporal syndrome


Frey's syndrome; Baillarger's syndrome; Dupuy's syndrome; salivosudoriparous syndrome; sweating gustatory syndrome; gustatory sweating


Gustatory sweating secondary to auriculotemporal nerve injury


Misdirection of parasympathetic fibers, which migrate into the postganglionic sympathetic fibers to innervate the sweat glands

Clinical manifestation

Flushing or sweating on one side of the face when certain foods are eaten

Differential diagnosis

Gustatory sweating from diabetic neuropathy or post-herpetic neuralgia; Horner's syndrome; lacrimal sweating; harlequin syndrome


Surgical: tympanic neurectomy for severe symptoms; perineural alcohol injection Medical: scopolamine 3-5% cream applied twice daily; aluminium chloride

► Gustatory sweating


Kaddu S, Smolle J, Komericki P, Kerl H (2000) Au-riculotemporal (Frey) syndrome in late child hood: an unusual variant presenting as gustatory flushing mimicking food allergy. Pediatric Dermatology 17(2^126-128

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