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Dry Mouth And Dry Eyes
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
What can cause sjogren like symptoms? What are possible causes for dry mouth and dry eyes in a patient? Standard rheumatological assessment (blood work) was negative for sjogrens. Can plastic or it's derivatives cause immune system dysfunction? How does
The : The most frequent cause for dry eyes has to do with the enviroment . When mouth or other mucosa are effected the problem might be systemic . The diagnosis is a clinical diagnosis and the test are simple, a schirmer test for the eyes , that is done by the eye doctor with a small adsorbent paper and for the mouth the old question of are you able to swallow and chew a cracker with out water . The lab data might help to increase the suspicion of the presence of the disease ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Headache, dry eyes, dry mouth, halos and starbursts in vision. Could this be from anxiety? Ive had severe anxiety for months.
Could be: You are a young boy and should be bursting with energy and Enthusiasm. If you are suffering from Anxiety hope you are getting some help both from School and home/Physician. There is Migraine type of headache( Called Cluster headache) can also cause similar symptoms. If you are having some visual hallucination please seek doctors help ASAP. ...Read more
When i complained about dry eyes n severe dry mouth, doc changed my med from nortriptyline 50mg to dothiepin 50mg. Will this solve the problem?
Possibly: Both meds are in the family of tcas & have similar side-effect profiles. That does not mean that your side effects to one will be the same as it is to the other med. Almost every med has the possible side-effect of dry mouth but if you need it you mayneed to deal with it. There are other ways to combat dry mouth - keeping hydrated with water is the best but your dentist should be able to guide you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I explain to people that my sjogrens is so much more than dry eyes & dry mouth? It's affected my lungs, joints, skin, & nervous system?
Doctor, in Anti-ENA screen, my Anti RNP and Anti Sm are both low positive. I have dry eyes and dry mouth symptons. What dieseae it could be? Thanks!
Sjogren's syndrome: Positive Anti-nuclear antibodies(ie Anti RNP, anti SM) can be a hallmark of the systemic autoimmune diseases, Dry eyes can cause chronic eye pain. If you also have a dry mouth & arthritis, ask your eyemd or md to evaluate specifically for Sjogren's syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry eyes (schimmer test 10mm in 5 min), dry mouth, mild anemia, low b12. Negative autoantibodies (ana, ssa, etc). Could it be Sjogren?
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