Sjögren’s Syndrome Treatments

While there is no cure for Sjögren’s syndrome, Northwestern Medicine specialists help patients find relief from the symptoms using a variety of approaches.

Treatments for dry eyes may include:

  • Artificial tears (over-the-counter eye drops)
  • Prescription eye drops to reduce inflammation
  • Eye-lubricating ointments
  • Punctal occlusion, minor surgery to insert small plugs in the eyes that slow the rate at which tears drain from the eyes

Treatments for dry mouth may include:

  • Drinking more fluids
  • Sucking on sugar-free hard candies
  • Prescription medications to increase production of saliva

Treatments for other symptoms may include:

  • Nasal sprays
  • Vaginal lubricants