Salivosudoriparous syndrome may occur if there has been a facial nerve injury during surgery on the parotid gland (a major salivary gland). It affects any person, regardless of age, sex, race or ethnicity.
The most common causes of salivosudoriparous syndrome are as follows:
1. A partial or complete parotidectomy is surgery on the parotid gland to remove tumors and cure inflammation. Salivosudoriparous syndrome is a post-surgical complication when the facial nerve is affected or realigned.
2. After surgery of the facial nerve, the auriculotemporal nerve branch excites the sweat glands and, thus, may give rise to gustatory sweating and cause the disorder.
3. The effect of the surgical trauma that is witnessed by the individuals may be a few months, or a few years after the surgery.
4. Occasionally, a face injury, a congenital defect, or an injury caused during delivery, may unfavorably affect nerve function and hence, trigger the syndrome.
5. The severity of salivosudoriparous syndrome depends on the surgery, size of the tumor, gland, or tissue which is removed. Moreover, doctors decide the treatment for the patient depending upon the post-operative recovery.
Spontaneous sweating in response to food stimuli,Reddened face,Extreme uneasiness,Mild or profuse sweating around ears,Forehead,Cheeks or neck
Dry mouth,Abnormal function of the salivary glands,Feeling of discomfort,Gustatory or taste-related sweating
Scopolamine and glycopyrrolate ointments,Clonidine,Botulinum toxin injections