Treatments may slow the progression of the disease and manage your symptoms.
Using artificial tears can help alleviate dry eyes.
This medication reduces inflammation in the glands around the eyes and increases tear production.
Pilocarpine or Cevimeline
These medications stimulate saliva flow.
Dry mouth may increase your risk for cavities, gingivitis (inflammation of the gums), and oral yeast infections such as thrush. Your doctor will help you manage your dental care habits.
Complications or serious symptoms affecting your entire body may require drugs that suppress your immune system. These may include methotrexate or biologic agents that reduce inflammation.