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Dry Eyes and Mouth
Okay. Causes of dry mouth with parotid swelling on both sides include:
viral infections, such as mumps
Sjogren's syndrome, an autoimmune condition marked by dry eyes, dry mouth, arthritis, lung problems and abnormal antibodies in the blood
sarcoidosis, a condition most commonly causing enlarged lymph nodes in the chest easily seen on a chest x-ray but sometimes causing parotid enlargement
amyloidosis, in which an abnormal protein deposits in tissues throughout the body
high blood triglyceride levels (one of the blood lipids, often checked with cholesterol)
anorexia nervosa , recurrent vomiting can lead to parotid enlargement, though dry mouth is not a common symptom in this situation.
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