Some people who have experienced head trauma will develop a rhinorrhea after eating. This appears to be due to faulty regeneration of parasympathetic fibers supplying the submucosal glands.
(1) history of head trauma
(2) watery rhinorrhea after eating
Medications such as topical atrophine or ipratropium bromide may reduce the rhinorrhea.
(1) gustatory sweating (Frey syndrome)
(2) food-induced gustatory rhinitis (see previous section)
(3) post-traumatic CSF rhinorrhea
(4) food allergy (especially to spices)
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Specialty: Otolaryngology, Infectious Diseases, Immunology/Rheumatology