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what causes cold sore in corner of mouth?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
If it is an actual : Cold sore it would be caused by herpes simplex type i virus.
Dr. Armando Berguido
Dentistry 34 years experience
If your sore is truly at he corner of the mouth it could be Angular Chelitis and not a Cold Sore. Angular Chelitis has various causes the most common being Candida Albicans.
Nov 27, 2020
Dr. Armando Berguido
Dentistry 34 years experience
See your dentist:: In the corners of the mouth you can get Angular Chelitis, especially as you get older. Unlike a cold sore you would not get blisters, which later brake. then leading to a sore. With angular chelitis you can get fissures radiating at the angles of the mouth. It may be uncomfortable and even painful to open your mouth wide, see your dentist for the appropiate diagnosis and treatment.

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