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What can I do to manage Sjogren's syndrome?

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You can do several things to help manage the symptoms of Sjogren's syndrome. For example, sipping water can help a dry mouth. Chewing gum or sucking on a candy can encourage saliva flow and help keep your mouth moist. Be sure they're sugar-free, so you don't get cavities. Also ask your doctor, dentist, or pharmacist about mouthwashes or sprays that can relieve dryness.

For dry eyes, a humidifier or vaporizer at night can help. For dry nose, try a nasal saline spray or gel.

From: Sjogren's Syndrome WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation: "About Sjogren's Syndrome."

American College of Rheumatology: "Sjogren's Syndrome," "Methotrexate."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Questions and Answers about Sjogren's Syndrome."

NHS: "Treating Sjogren's Syndrome."

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on September 25, 2018

SOURCES:

Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation: "About Sjogren's Syndrome."

American College of Rheumatology: "Sjogren's Syndrome," "Methotrexate."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Questions and Answers about Sjogren's Syndrome."

NHS: "Treating Sjogren's Syndrome."

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on September 25, 2018

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