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“I often have burning pain in mouth from oral thrush. Is this because of my Sjögren’s and what are some tips that can help?”
Oral candidiasis, or thrush, is a common problem in dry mouth and Sjögren’s patients. Thrush can cause oral burning and pain. The appearance of thrush in a dry mouth patient is often atypical and appears as red and irritated instead of the typical white cottage-cheesy. The tongue may show grooves, and the corners of the lips appear red and crusty (called angular cheilitis). Here are a few tips that can help manage and treat oral thrush:
This information is taken from the Foundation's Patient Education Sheet, by Nelson L. Rhodus, DMD, MPH, FICD.
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