A 58-year-old female asked:
What does it mean to feel like you have a film inside your mouth? corners of mouth are dry and lines (wrinkles) going down each side of my mouth have appeared (seems like overnight)..
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 19 years experience
This : This sounds like a condition called cheilosis. This is a condition that causes scaling and fissures at the corners of the mouth and is caused by riboflavin deficiency. Riboflavin is also known as vitamin b2. Your doctor can do a simple blood test to see if this is the cause. In the meantime you can try increasing riboflavin in your diet. Some foods high in riboflavin are:
sun dried tomatoes
remember a trip to your doctor will be necessary to correctly diagnose your problem.
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Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Xerostomia?: Overnight changes may be caused by medications that induce dry mouth by diminishing salivary gland secretion also known as xerostomia which can lead to increased bacteria in the mouth and a plaque. This can also contribute to dry skin. However this is just a shot in the dark and there are many other potential causes.
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Last updated Apr 12, 2020
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