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sticky lips

I drink plenty of water - but my lips are gluey - stick together - really annoying - I do not take any meds - I do have dr eyes - blood test was normal for sjorgrens - any help
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    My lips have been sticky and dry lately - I went to the ...[more]
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Hello,

Chronic sinusitis or chronic allergic rhinitis can lead to the saliva changes making them sticky and thick and hence sticky lips, dry mouth and tongue. A CTscan of the sinuses may help with the diagnosis.  If chronic sinusitis is diagnosed, a course of oral antibiotics or steroids can be considered.  

Are you taking some medicines like diuretics, antihistamines, antidepressants and muscle relaxants? They can also causesuch symptoms. Alcohol abuse, stress and depression are other important causes.

Diabetes and hypothyroidism are also known to cause such symptoms.Pls get your self evaluated for that. Other medical conditions include nerve (to salivary glands) damage, Autoimmune conditions such as Sjogren's syndrome and sarcoidosis - the inflammation of body tissue.

I feel that you should get yourself thoroughly examined by a physician/ENT specialist and start with the treatment. Till that time, chew sugar free gum or suck on sugar free sweets and drink plenty of water and avoid caffeine drinks.Pls don’t smoke tobacco or drink alcohol and brush and floss thoroughly and regularly to avoid a build up of plaque which leads to tooth decay.

Hope it helped. Take care and do keep posting.

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