Inflamed Salivary Glands?

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hello,

i have hade erosive OLP for 2yrs.

i now have been diagnosed with Hashimotos ( Autoimmune hypothyroidism ) and Sjgorgens Syndrome.

On top of the mouth sores, i get very dry mouth (Sjogrens) but recently my Salivary glands ( bumps on bottom/sides of mouth)...where hard pallate and gums meet . Has anyone had this issue before?

trying to figure out if it’s anything to be concerned about

thamks

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    Have Thyroid for 30 years, OLP for 10 months. Lip biopsy for Sjogrens not specific. Incredibly dry mouth started w OLP. Cheeks stick to gums. Use biotene gel & ent recommends Grethers Pastilles. Coconut oil also suggested. 

    Any other options? Do not want to loose my teeth like my mother.

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      Have you tried the Grethers?  And how do you use the coconut oil?  My derm is getting ready to treat my OLP with Methatrexate.  A chemo drug.  Anyone tried it?
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      Yes. Use Grethers @ night as a lozenge while sleeping.

      I bought @ a specialty pharmacy also available online.

      Have read methotrexate is used if steroids don’t work? Derm started me on plaquenil as an immunosuppressant along w steroid swish for mouth. 

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      I ordered some Grethers. Thank you for telling me about it!  No steroids did not work for me and hoping this is going to work.  Not excited about being on chemo again in my life but my mouth is in terrible shape!
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    Have Thyroid for 30 years, OLP for 10 months. Lip biopsy for Sjogrens not specific. Incredibly dry mouth started w OLP. Cheeks stick to gums. Use biotene gel & ent recommends Grethers Pastilles. Coconut oil also suggested. 

    Any other options? Do not want to loose my teeth like my mother.

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