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I drink severl glasses of water a day, use lotion, and use

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I drink severl glasses of water a day, use lotion, and use eyedrops, but my skin, eyes, nose, and mouth are still severly dry. I take daily vitumins and eat fruits and vegitables every day. My condition has got more severe with each child I have had. I have not seen a docture.

Doctor DanB : Hello and thanks for your question. Ate you a available to chat?


Doctor DanB : Has your doctor ever tested you for Sjogren's syndrome?

no, what is that

Doctor DanB : It is an autoimmune disorder that causes all the mucus membranes of the body to be dry, such as eyes, mouth, genitalia, nose, etcetera.

what causes it and what is the treatment for it. Is there any other possibilities that it might be?

Doctor DanB : The cause of it is unknown. It can be treated by immunosuppressants and other supportive measures. It's possible that it is something else, but since I'm not a dermatologist I'm not as familiar with the other things this might be, but my suspicion that this is Sjogren's is quite high.
Doctor DanB : Do you have any other questions about this?

are there other ways to control it other then immunosuppressants?

Doctor DanB : Just supportive measure like you've already been doing: artificial tears, lotions, etcetera.

Thank you.

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