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Suggest Treatment For Dry Eyes And Mouth After A Journey

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Posted on Thu, 20 Oct 2016
Question: The past two weeks I have be drinking allot of fluids, water mostly, and urinating allot, every 20-30 minutes, its usually clear but foamy. I also have had problems with my contacts, sever dry eye but no change in vision conditions. I see that Sjogren's Syndrome Dry mouth, dry eyes syndrome matches my symptoms, What do you think?

Tired allot, sleepy, no energy

History:
Just got back from extended stay in Jamaica, 14 months.

Thanks,
doctor
Answered by Dr. Naval Mendiratta (13 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Sicca symptoms

Detailed Answer:
good evening

thank you for writing on health care magic

Well dry eyes and dry mouth can be due to a lot of reasons. you are right in saying sjogrens syndrome can be one of the causes. there are a few other causes like sarcodiosis, igg4 related disease..

How to approach it?

I would suggest you get a few blood test done

1. cbc
2. esr
3. ana
4. ENA profile
5. chest x ray
6. schirmmer test

These will give us a fair idea on what could be the diagnosis. If needed, we can later plan a lip biopsy if nothing comes positive and you still have symptoms

hope the information was useful

Do let me know for more queries

regards
Dr naval
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Naval Mendiratta (6 hours later)
I am in St. Cloud MN working for the next 30 days, do you have a list of Doctors I should call, and What type of Doctor should I start with? I want to make an appointment directly with the correct Doctor, and one that is best qualified.

To same me time, I don't worry about insurance and money. Its about time for me, thank you,
doctor
Answered by Dr. Naval Mendiratta (24 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Autoimmune problem

Detailed Answer:
good evening..

sorry for the late reply ..was stuck in a conference

Well I am not sure about the doctors at your place but you need an appointment with a rheumatologist. I am not sure if you will get an early. appointment with a specialist but time it a try. Incase it is getting delayed you can get t the blood tests I have advised you. We need to have a diagnosis before starting any treatment

Do let me know for more queries

regards
Dr naval
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest Treatment For Dry Eyes And Mouth After A Journey

Brief Answer: Sicca symptoms Detailed Answer: good evening thank you for writing on health care magic Well dry eyes and dry mouth can be due to a lot of reasons. you are right in saying sjogrens syndrome can be one of the causes. there are a few other causes like sarcodiosis, igg4 related disease.. How to approach it? I would suggest you get a few blood test done 1. cbc 2. esr 3. ana 4. ENA profile 5. chest x ray 6. schirmmer test These will give us a fair idea on what could be the diagnosis. If needed, we can later plan a lip biopsy if nothing comes positive and you still have symptoms hope the information was useful Do let me know for more queries regards Dr naval