Treatment Rheumatology

Sjögren's Syndrome

Treatment for Sjögren's syndrome focuses on alleviating its symptoms, often with over-the-counter and prescription medications. These include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), preservative-free artificial tears, artificial saliva, unscented skin lotions, saline nasal sprays and vaginal lubricants as well as immunosuppressive medications.

For some patients, exercise helps reduce joint pain and build physical stamina.

Currently, there's no cure for the condition.

UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.

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