Facial sweating (including scalp, neck, and shoulders) which occurs while eating tasty food, notably cheese, is a common symptom of autonomic neuropathy. Once present, it seems to persist indefinitely, although amelioration after renal transplantation occurs for no known reason.
When it becomes a severe embarrassment with sweat rolling down the face and chest at every meal, it can be effectively treated with an anticholinergic agent, namely propantheline bromide, although side effects are common, or by a topical application of glypyrronium powder. The cream should be applied on alternate days to the areas affected by sweating, avoiding contact with the mouth, nose, and eyes. The area should not be washed for four hours after application. Systemic absorption is low and the only contraindication is narrow-angle glaucoma, as there is the possibility of accidental direct instillation into the eye. Although recommended to be given on alternate days, many patients prefer to use it only on social occasions.
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