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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)

  • alcohol abuse

  • anorexia nervosa , recurrent vomiting can lead to parotid enlargement, though dry mouth is not a common symptom in this situation.

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