Sjogren Syndrome (cont.)
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Self-Care at Home
Much of the treatment of Sjögren's syndrome is aimed at relieving symptoms. Your health-care professional will provide guidance and suggestions, but you can also find treatments that work best for you.
It is important to know whether your symptoms are worse or better at home, at work, or when outdoors as this will assist in identifying which environments need to be modified to improve your symptoms.
Ask your health-care professional whether any medications you take for other medical problems could be contributing to your dryness. If so, ask him or her about alternatives. Some common medications that can worsen dry eyes and dry mouth and need to be avoided.
These general tips may help with dry eyes.
These general tips may help with dry mouth and its complications.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/29/2014
Kanchan Pema, MD
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