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can you use fucidin for angular cheilitis

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Dr. Devin Cunning
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Dry and anti fungal.: Keep corners of your mouth as dry as possible. A topical anti fungal will often resolve this. Use for 10 days after resolution of symptoms to ensure ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Chelitis: You will have inflamed, red patches at corners of the mouth. Do not lick lips. Apply 1% hydrocortisone cream 2-3 times per day.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience Dermatology
Yeast: This problem is also called perleche and is caused by moisture trapping in the corners of the mouth. First, try applying some otc ketoconazole 1% cre ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No quick treatments: Angular cheilitis is the cracking at the corners of the mouth, with some inflammation and probably some candidal yeast overgrowth. A little clotrimazo ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Some medicine cream: A person with signs of angular cheilitis can be checked by a doctor to see if there is a lip eczema problem, an oral herpes problem, or signs of vitam ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Despain
36 years experience Dermatology
Anti yeast: Use Nystatin on this.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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NO probably: But it may be due to herepis.....get tested before you advance.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Not usually: May be vitamin deficiency, may be overdryness of the edge of the mouth. Sometimes infection will occur secondarily.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
45 years experience Dentistry
Chapstick: Typically most moisturizing ointments will help. It is usually a form of chapping from saliva "drooling", licking the corners of your mouth etc.
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Dr. Robert Sterling
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Hurt On The Corners: Yes,but just a plain steroid cream would probably work just as well, unless the inflammation is so bad that you develop an infection and look like Th ... Read More
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