I have had dry skin since I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis and lupus about eight years ago. I was tested for Sjogrens and it was negative, but in any case I don't seem to have the same symptoms as I see described on here by sufferers.
I produce tears, saliva and sweat. I get dry eyes because I don't produce enough oil in the tear layer, so the tears evaporate. Using the actimist spray with lipids helps with this.
I have very dry skin, if I don't moisturise it goes thin. I use Eucerin lotion, with Urea in it and that is effective. Other lotions that I see other people highly recommending like Aveena do nothing for me.
I produce very little ear wax and it is hard and dry.
Does anyone else have these symptoms? I mentioned the dry eyes to the last rheumatologist I saw but once she had checked for saliva production she didn't seem interested (to be fair to her she covered a lot of stuff in the appointment and packed me off for various tests for other areas of concern).