If you have dryness in the mouth, throat, or eyes that persists and is bothersome, you should see your health care provider. Swollen or painful parotid glands also warrant a visit to your health care provider. Dry, gritty, or burning eyes warrant a visit to an ophthalmologist.
Much of the treatment of Sjogren syndrome is aimed at relieving symptoms. Your health care provider will provide guidance and suggestions, but it is partly up to you to find the treatments that work best for you.
Ask your health care provider whether any
medications you take for other medical problems could be contributing to your dryness. If so, ask him or her about alternatives. Some common medications that can worsen dry eyes and dry mouth.
These general tips may help with dry eyes.
These general tips may help with dry mouth and its complications.
There is no known way of preventing Sjogren syndrome.
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