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Sjogren’s Syndrome Symptoms

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Dry eyes and mouth (also known as sicca syndrome) are the most common signs of Sjögren’s, but the disease may affect other parts of the body. Other symptoms of Sjögren’sinclude:

Eyes

  • Itching, burning and redness
  • Feeling something is in the eye
  • Sensitivity to light

Mouth

  • Thick or stringy saliva
  • Swollen salivary glands (located under the tongue, in the cheeks and the jaw)
  • Mouth sores or pain
  • Loss of sense of taste
  • Yeast infection in the mouth

Nose, Throat and Airways

  • Dry cough or hoarseness
  • Dryness in nose
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Difficulty swallowing or eating

Genital Area

  • Vaginal dryness

Sjögren’s syndrome also can cause swollen or painful joints, muscle pain or weakness, dry skin, rashes, brain fog (poor concentration or memory), numbness and tingling sensations in the arms and legs due to nerve involvement, heartburn, kidney problems and swollen lymph nodes.

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