Posted 01 March 2007 - 02:09 PM
I have sclero withlung involvement, sjogrens, & reynaurds
Posted 01 March 2007 - 02:29 PM
Take care, Everyone.
Posted 01 March 2007 - 07:44 PM
I have a terrible time with dry/chapped/cracked lips and also the skin around my lips and nose.......and even my ears.
I have found 2 products I really think is finally helping.....one of them is a medicated lip balm and the other is another lip balm with Aloe Vera. I get them at my local pharmacy. If you need more specific information about the products-- please email me.
Posted 02 March 2007 - 01:18 AM
Posted 02 March 2007 - 03:56 AM
Posted 02 March 2007 - 04:07 AM
It's also possible to just have dry mouth, without having Sjogren's. Sometimes it is a side effect of medications. Our Xerostomia (dry mouth) section in the Dental Involvement page reads:
People with dry mouth are more likely to get periodontal disease, cavities, and dental infections. Dry mouth can also make it difficult to eat, speak, or swallow. Drink at least eight glasses of water a day, and drink water during meals to ease painful chewing and swallowing.
Increase saliva by using saliva substitutes, gargling or sipping club soda, or using sugar-free lozenges or gum. Brush and floss diligently. Avoid dry, spicy or acidic foods and tobacco and alcohol as these have a drying effect. Instead, eat foods such as gelatins, yogurt, potatoes and melons.
Use Biotene toothpaste, mouthwash, ointment, and chewing gum or similar products, which you can buy over-the-counter or on the Internet.
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Posted 02 March 2007 - 05:23 AM