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Tests for sicca syndrome

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The human eye maintains a stable level of moisture and eliminates foreign particles by producing tears. When your eyes are too dry or too wet, you may be given Schi...  More
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Antibodies are proteins made by your immune system. They help your body recognize and fight infections. Normally antibodies target foreign materials, like bacteria ...  More
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Diseases of the eye can be difficult to diagnose during a general physical examination. A doctor who specializes in treating eye problems (ophthalmologist) is bette...  More
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A sialogram is a test used to diagnose a blocked salivary gland or duct in your mouth. The procedure uses X-rays. It is also called a ptyalogram. The salivary gland...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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An erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test does not diagnose one specific condition. Instead, it helps your doctor determine whether you are experiencing inflamma...  More
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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Rose Bengal Stain Method
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Sjogrens Syndrome A Antibody Measurement
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Sjogrens Syndrome B Antibody Measurement
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Medical Procedures for sicca syndrome

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Insertion of Punctal Plug
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Prescribed Medications for sicca syndrome

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CEVIMELINE (se VIM e leen) helps increase saliva and decrease dry mouth in patients with Sjogren's syndrome.  More
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CYCLOSPORINE (SYE kloe spor een) eye drops are used to increase tear production in patients who have dry eyes due to eye inflammation.  More
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DICLOFENAC (dye KLOE fen ak) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It is used for osteoarthritis and r...  More
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HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE (hye drox ee KLOR oh kwin) is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. It is also used to treat malaria.  More
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IBUPROFEN (eye BYOO proe fen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used for dental pain, fever, headaches or migraines, osteoarthritis, rheumato...  More
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NAPROXEN (na PROX en) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used for dental pain,...  More
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ARTIFICIAL TEARS (ahr tuh FISH uhl teerz) eye solution soothes irritation and discomfort caused by dry eyes.  More
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PILOCARPINE (PYE loe KAR peen) can increase saliva in the mouth. This medicine is used to treat dry mouth from radiation treatment or from Sjogren's syndrome.  More
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Over the Counter Medications for sicca syndrome

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IBUPROFEN (eye BYOO proe fen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used for dental pain, fever, headaches or migraines, osteoarthritis, rheumato...  More
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NAPROXEN (na PROX en) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used for dental pain,...  More
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ARTIFICIAL TEARS (ahr tuh FISH uhl teerz) eye solution soothes irritation and discomfort caused by dry eyes.  More
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Self Care for sicca syndrome

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Use of Artificial Tears
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Use of Nasal Saline Sprays
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Increase Indoor Humidity
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Drink Plenty of Fluids
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Application of Lubricant to Eye
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Dental Prophylaxis
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Lifestyle Modification
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Herbs and Supplements for sicca syndrome What's this?

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DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is an endogenous hormone (made in the human body) secreted by the adrenal gland. DHEA serves as precursor to male and female sex hormo...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) is a dietary omega-6 fatty acid found in many plant oil extracts. Commercial products are typically made from seed extracts from evening ...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Anhydrous crystalline maltose has been used as a food stabilizer and a desiccant (chemical agent used to absorb moisture) for use in foods, cosmetics, and pharmaceu...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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acetylcysteine inhalation
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Alternative Procedures for sicca syndrome What's this?

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The practice of acupuncture originated in China 5,000 years ago. Today it is widely used throughout the world and is one of the main pillars of Chinese medicine. Th...  More
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