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What are treatments for dry eyes and mouth caused by primary biliary cholangitis (PBC)?

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Over-the-counter artificial tears can help with dry eye. If they don't work, see your eye doctor for prescription drops. You can also find saliva substitutes to help with a dry mouth. Prescription options are available if they don’t do the trick. You can also suck on hard candy or chew gum to help with dry mouth.

From: PBC: What Are Your Treatment Options? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Medscape: "Primary Biliary Cholangitis (Primary Biliary Cirrhosis) Treatment & Management."

Mayo Clinic: "Primary Biliary Cirrhosis: Treatment and drugs."

American Liver Foundation: "Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC, previously Primary Biliary Cirrhosis)."

American College of Gastroenterology: "Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC)."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Primary Biliary Cirrhosis."

HealthyWomen: "Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) Diagnosis."

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 06, 2017

SOURCES:

Medscape: "Primary Biliary Cholangitis (Primary Biliary Cirrhosis) Treatment & Management."

Mayo Clinic: "Primary Biliary Cirrhosis: Treatment and drugs."

American Liver Foundation: "Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC, previously Primary Biliary Cirrhosis)."

American College of Gastroenterology: "Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC)."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Primary Biliary Cirrhosis."

HealthyWomen: "Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) Diagnosis."

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 06, 2017

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