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Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.

Dry Eyes and Mouth

Good. That makes Sjogren's syndrome less likely. It's a rheumatic disease that affects the entire body; in addition to commonly causing dry eyes and mouth, it may also cause arthritis, rash, fever, and other symptoms.

Now, on to some questions about some other possible causes of dryness of the eyes and mouth.

Have you ever been told you have blepharitis, an inflammation of the eyelids?

Common symptoms of blepharitis include awakening with mucous in the corners of the eye, a greasy appearance to the lids, a crusty, scaly material on the lashes near the lids, a grainy feeling when blinking, and redness and swelling of the lids.

Yes, I think I may have blepharitis.

No, I don't think I have blepharitis.

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