A 50-year-old male asked:
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my wife is having dryness of eyes and mouth/tongue. age 45 dr prescribed. pilocarpin 5mg. but no relief. pl advice?

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Dr. Michael Mong
36 years experience Ophthalmology
This needs...: Dryness of the eyes and mouth can be the result of medications of many types such as over the counter allergy preparations, antidepressants, cold medications and the like. It can also be an early sign of more serious problems such as autoimmune diseaseslike rheumatoid arthritis or sjogren's disease. She should see an ophthalmologist and possibly a rheumatologist and get a workup.
Answered on May 1, 2013
Dr. James Donley
53 years experience Dentistry
Sjogrens disease: She might want to be checked for sjogrens disease.
Answered on Apr 12, 2020

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