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Feeling a bit sorry for myself what with the 2 flare ups at the moment, (and the pain that goes with them), and the sore tongue and corners of my mouth, but wondered if any other Sjogren's sufferers, (and I am not using that word lightly), has this angular cheilitis?
In my extensive research, (ex-nurse, so naturally the nosey type), it would appear that the main cause of this cracked soreness at the corners of my mouth are caused by.....now this will make you laugh....EXCESSIVE SALIVA!!!! I wish!
I'm using lip balm frequently but that doesn't seem to be helping with the corner business but applying a tiny bit of E45 lotion does seem to ease the discomfort from it at least. I am really hating this most of all because it's constantly making me look like I'm having a badly applied lipstick day lol
Oh and if anybody has any suggestions to help with the tongue soreness due to the loss of papillae, I'd love to hear them. I'm not B12 deficient which was one of the first things the oral surgeon at the hospital checked when I'd been referred re a swollen submandibular salivary gland, but that's a whole other story.
Thanks in anticipation peeps.
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