Definitions

Frey's syndrome


Overview

Frey's syndrome is a rare complication of surgery or an injury of the salivary (parotid) gland in the cheek.

Symptoms

Symptoms include sweating and flushing on the cheek or temple, or near the ear, particularly when eating foods with more-intense flavors, such as sour, spicy, or salty foods.

Treatments

Various treatments have been tried, but their effectiveness is limited.