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Mouth (Definition)

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


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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

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

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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!

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.

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I have a very dry mouth and dry eyes?

I have a very dry mouth and dry eyes?

Need Consultation: This is a sign of systemic problems. Get checked out.

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I always wake up with dry eyes, dry mouth, and feeling hungry. Does this mean anything?

I always wake up with dry eyes, dry mouth, and feeling hungry. Does this mean anything?

No: Your description is normal. It is common to be thirsty and hungry after prolonged sleep. Try using ointment at night if dry eye in morning is bothersome.

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Headache, dry eyes, dry mouth, halos and starbursts in vision. Could this be from anxiety? I've had severe anxiety for months.

Headache, dry eyes, dry mouth, halos and starbursts in vision. Could this be from anxiety? I've 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.

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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?

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.

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I have dry eyes, dry mouth, rinitis, metal smell when I breathe and raynaud. Are there syntoms of another disease?

Autoimmune disease: Your description sounds like an autoimmune disease such as sjögren's syndrome, lupus, or some other disease. See a rheumatogist.

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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?

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?

Related to lupus: Sjogren's is related to other collagen vascular diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus and can in some cases have many systemic manifestation as you have noted.

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Dry eyes (schimmer test 10mm in 5 min), dry mouth, mild anemia, low b12. Negative autoantibodies (ana, ssa, etc). Could it be Sjogren?

Technically not: Classically sjogrens is dry eye dry mouth and rheumatoid arthritis. With negative Ab technically you don't have it. But all of the findings you have are extremely common in their own right.

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Does dehydration cause extremely dry eyes that look dull yellow also bumps at the coners of mouth with white around my lips?

Does dehydration cause extremely dry eyes that look dull yellow also bumps at the coners of mouth with white around my lips?

Possibly: These findings could be due to dehydration but could be caused by other issues. If the symptoms do not resolve after proper fluid intake, go see your regular doctor.

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Could my chonic dry eyes and the dryness at the corners of mouth be caused by vitamin deficiency?

Could my chonic dry eyes and the dryness at the corners of mouth be caused by vitamin deficiency?

See below: Possibly, but a number of conditions can be associated with with this such as sjogrens, hypothyoidism, and other conditions. See your doctor to be further evaluated.

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Can allergies only cause congestion and post nasal drip dry mouth and no other symptoms, my nose never drains eyes never itchy but always congested.?

Can allergies only cause congestion and post nasal drip dry mouth and no other symptoms, my nose never drains eyes never itchy but always congested.?

Absolutely: Everybody's allergy to allergens can be different. Stuffiness that goes away then comes back can be allergy related, try some over the counter loratadine or Allegra (fexofenadine) and see your doctor

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Can trazodone cause dry eyes, fullness & pressure in face/head, headache? Do these ever go away?

Can trazodone cause dry eyes, fullness & pressure in face/head, headache? Do these ever go away?

It can cause all of: Those symptoms. It clogs the sinus pathway by leading to swelling of the nasal mucosa. This can lead to sinus headaches and it has other chemical effects that can lead to dry eyes. Please see your doctor to discuss other options, especially since it can also cause or contribute to a disorder of daytime sleepiness. Best wishes.

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