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I have skin cracking in the corners of my mouth?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Angular chelitis: Angular cheilitis is an inflammatory condition that occurs in 1 or both angles of the mouth. This condition typically presents with erythema, painful cracking, scaling, bleeding, and ulceration at the corners of the mouth.Angular cheilitis can occur spontaneously but more often develops in those who wear oral dentures and appliances, those who are required to wear masks as part of their occupation.
Dr. Christopher Moeller
Dermatology 38 years experience
Chelitis: The best treatment i know is desonide ointment 4/ day.

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A 17-year-old female asked:

I have discoloration skin in the corners of my mouth. What should I do?

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Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Normal pigmentation: Common area for pigment changes. As long as the skin is healthy not much one can do to change skin color. There are some creams that temporarily lighten tone, most contain hydroquinone. Use sun block on the corners so they don't get darker.

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