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What is angular cheilitis caused by in kids and in adults?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Chelitis: Many conditions and factors can precipitate transient or chronic cheilitis, including overexposure to the sun, nutritional deficiencies, allergies, medications, dehydration, diet and certain systemic diseases. Transient cheilitis typically requires no medical intervention. Treatment for chronic cheilitis depends on the underlying cause.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

What can cause angular cheilitis?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Chelitis: Many conditions and factors can precipitate transient or chronic cheilitis, including overexposure to the sun, nutritional deficiencies, allergies, medications, dehydration, diet and certain systemic diseases. Transient cheilitis typically requires no medical intervention. Treatment for chronic cheilitis depends on the underlying cause.

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