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A 27-year-old male asked:

I have too dry patches on each side of my mouth it's getting worse then befor it is getting to the point where it's dis coloring my skin .... help!

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Perleche: The patches may be due a vitamin deficiency. Consult your doctor or a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment.
Dr. Thomas Mchugh
Specializes in Dentistry
Dry patches: If it is on the outside of the mouth, it could be a candidiasis infection. A cream can be prescribed for that. If it is on the inside of the mouth it should be cultured to allow for a definitive diagnosis and treatment

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Last updated Aug 21, 2013

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