In Sjogren’s syndrome, the immune system attacks the eye and mouth glands, hindering the production of tears and saliva. The result is symptoms such as burning/itchy eyes and difficulty swallowing.
The skin can also be affected when you have Sjogren’s syndrome. Ailments may show up in the form of dry, itchy skin or hives outbreaks, or skin lesions that appear as blisters, lumps, or ulcers.
Celiac disease is characterized by gastrointestinal problems that result from not being able to digest gluten. Gluten is a protein in barley, wheat, and rye that is found in many common foods.
Gastrointestinal symptoms like diarrhea and bloating are typical with celiac disease. However, these can be subtle, and many people experience fatigue, hives, and other seemingly unrelated symptoms.