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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Painful Cracks At The Corners Of Mouth (Overview)

(angular cheilitis) uncomfortable broken skin at the corners of the lips.


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I noticed crack/sores on corner of both sides of mouth what could this be? What causes this! How do I treat its painful.?

I noticed crack/sores on corner of both sides of mouth what could this be? What causes this! How do I treat its painful.?

Sounds like: It may be angular cheilitis sometimes caused by a fungal or bacterial infection. See your dentist or md for a proper diagnosis. Treatment is often an antifungal cream. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
55 Doctors shared insights

Painful Cracks At The Corners Of Mouth (Overview)

(angular cheilitis) uncomfortable broken skin at the corners of the lips.


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Ate a lot of pineapple today. The corners of mouth are really irritated now. How do I get rid of the irritation. What caused it?

Ate a lot of pineapple today. The corners of mouth are really irritated now. How do I get rid of the irritation. What caused it?

Lip irritation: Pineapple has enzymes that can breakdown tissues and cause bleeding. These are concentrated in the core.. There are also many people who are allergic to pineapple. Fortunately this will heal quickly. In the meantime avoid spicy and acidic foods that can make it more sensitive. Lip balm will help the corners of. Your mouth. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Painful cracks at the corners of mouth (Tip)

Live with the pain instead of for the pain. ...See more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your pain medication as directed
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What can I do for cracks on the side of my mouth?

What can I do for cracks on the side of my mouth?

CRACKS MOUTH CORNERS: Without looking I couldn't be sure, but it sounds as if you have a condition called, angular stomatitis or perleche. Often due to a yeast infection. Stop chewing gum, use a mild toothpaste (tom's of maine is a good one); don't eat raw fruit without cutting it up. A prescription product called mycolog cream can sometimes help. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, frozen peas, etc.
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I am experiencing painful cracks at the corners of mouth. It's angular cheiltis, It has been flaring up a lot lately and won't go away after 3 weeks?

I am experiencing painful cracks at the corners of mouth. It's angular cheiltis, It has been flaring up a lot lately and won't go away after 3 weeks?

Cheilitis: Angular cheilitis can be caused by a fungal infection, in which case lotrimin lotion can help. If there is a bacterial infection then antibacterial ointment, or it may get better simply by applying petroleum jelly to the cracked areas. Best to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing mouth pain. The following also describe me: Mouth sores, Lip swelling, and Painful cracks at the corners of mouth. What should I do?

I am experiencing mouth pain. The following also describe me: Mouth sores, Lip swelling, and Painful cracks at the corners of mouth. What should I do?

See doctor: If this has been present for a few days, it is likely from canker sores which will heal in about a week. If this is a chronic problem, you will need to see your doctor to find out. Have you had your teeth and gum cleaned by a dental hygienist lately? Do you brush and floss your teeth (although there is controversy over flossing) regularly? ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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I am experiencing lip blister. The following also describe me: Mouth sores and Painful cracks at the corners of mouth. I am worried it could be a wart?

I am experiencing lip blister. The following also describe me: Mouth sores and Painful cracks at the corners of mouth. I am worried it could be a wart?

See a dentist: See a dentist for an evaluation as to proper diagnosis and treatment as appropriate. Sounds like you may have more than one thing going on. ...Read more

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I am experiencing painful cracks at the corners of mouth and sore throat. The following also describes me: Cough. What should I do?

I am experiencing painful cracks at the corners of mouth and sore throat. The following also describes me: Cough. What should I do?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. You symptoms are suggestive of nutritional deficiency and you may wish to try taking multivitamins for a few days, if that does not help, please see a doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

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I am experiencing painful cracks at the corners of mouth and mouth pain. The following also describes me: Lip blister. My medication ‘Amtriptyline’ has caused severe dry mouth and cracked lips. I’ve used OTC histamine mouth wash. Did nothing. HELP!

I am experiencing painful cracks at the corners of mouth and mouth pain. The following also describes me: Lip blister. My medication ‘Amtriptyline’ has caused severe dry mouth and cracked lips. I’ve used OTC histamine mouth wash. Did nothing. HELP!

Cracks/blisters: Make sure you haven't got into the habit of constantly licking your lips. Sometimes things as simple as petroleum jelly applied to the corner of your lips works. If necessary see your own dentist for an evaluation and treatment. He/she may refer you to your primary care physician or a dermatologist if cause is not readily apparent. ...Read more

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I am experiencing mouth sores, painful cracks at the corners of mouth, painful swollen joints (better by: anti-inflammatory medication, rest) (side...

I am experiencing mouth sores, painful cracks at the corners of mouth, painful swollen joints (better by: anti-inflammatory medication, rest) (side...

Behçet's disease: It could be Behcet's. This is an autoimmune process that causes mucosal lesions and muscle/joint pain. Please see your primary care provider for an evaluation or referral to Rheumatology. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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What are natural ways to cure cracks on the corners of mouth overnight?

What are natural ways to cure cracks on the corners of mouth overnight?

Angular cheilitis: It may be angular cheilitis. See your doctor and let them look at it. ...Read more

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Cracked corners of mouth, is it herpes?

Cracked corners of mouth, is it herpes?

Unlikely: Based on your description of 'cracked' lips, it's unlikely to be herpes. Furthermore, herpes is also unlikely to affect both corners of your mouth at the same time. You either have chronic dry lips, in which case the simple use of a lip balm daily would help. However, sometimes a fungal infection can also cause this. See you dentist. He or she can give a special medicine which help. ...Read more

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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

See your doctor for an evaluation
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Best lip balm or product for cracked corners of mouth? Had problem for a dew days. I've also heard people use lansinoh (lanolin) on lips. Effective?

Best lip balm or product for cracked corners of mouth? Had problem for a dew days. I've also heard people use lansinoh (lanolin) on lips. Effective?

Try this: A+d original ointment -- yes it's used for baby diaper rash, but I've has my patients use it successfully for cracked corners of the mouth. ...Read more

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Hie, every time I kiss a ma boyfriend get cracks at both corners of my mouth. It looks like angular cheilitis. I have spoken to him about it but he felt like I was accusing him so he got cross with me. He too looks like he has got angular cheilitis. He h

Hie, every time I kiss a ma boyfriend get cracks at both corners of my mouth. It looks like angular cheilitis. I have spoken to him about it but he felt like I was accusing him so he got cross with me. He too looks like he has got angular cheilitis. He h

See below: Many factors contribute to angular cheilitis with the end result being overgrowth of Candida or bacteria that are normally present in the mouth. The condition is not considered to be contagious. For more information see:.
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Cracks in corners of mouth for a few days. Tried blister, lip balm, vaseline. None have helped and seems like it's made it worse. Help! What do I use?

Cracks in corners of mouth for a few days. Tried blister, lip balm, vaseline. None have helped and seems like it's made it worse. Help! What do I use?

Two creams: Try mixing an over the counter cortisone cream and anti-fungal cream in equal amounts. Applied at several times a day. If that does not work I would see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Painful cracks at the corners of mouth (Tip)

Exercise and massage can help reduce pain. ...See more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more