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It looks like I have actinic cheilitis, I have trouble swallowing and have bumps on the back of my tongue and my epiglottis is visible. What's wrong?

It looks like I have actinic cheilitis, I have trouble swallowing and have bumps on the back of my tongue and my epiglottis is visible. What's wrong?

Dysphagia: You have dysphagia at a minimum and would need to see your health care provider about the possibility of actinic cheilitis which is a lip problem. The other signs you mention are not necessarily abnormal. Please see the following link. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/tc/difficulty-swallowing-dysphagia-overview ...Read more

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I think I have early stage actinic cheilitis due to loss of sharp bottom lip border and extremely dry lips. Can treatment restore vermillion border?

I think I have early stage actinic cheilitis due to loss of sharp bottom lip border and extremely dry lips. Can treatment restore vermillion border?

See a dermatologist: At 29, you are not likely to have significant actinic change. You may be compulsively licking. You may be using asthma therapies which dry your lips. Meanwhile you can get a chapstick containing sunscreen. You can apply ointment such as vaseline or Aquaphor several times a day. Excessive Vit A (pills, not foods) and various meds can cause this. Autoimmune disease is less likely. ...Read more

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I have exfoliative cheilitis.how to cure this ?.how will u differentiate between actinic and exfoliative ?.my case is it started with lower lip and th

I have exfoliative cheilitis.how to cure this ?.how will u differentiate between actinic and exfoliative ?.my case is it started with lower lip and th

The management of: ..this condition may depend upon the underlying cause. Poor oral hygiene, allergies, vitamin deficiencies, a weakened immune system, long term antibiotic use & yeast (thrush) can contribute to it. By contrast, actinic cheilitis is a result of long term exposure to sunlight. If there's a specific cause of exfoliative cheilitis, this must be treated. If not, it can only be managed symptomatically. ...Read more

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What can cause angular cheilitis?

Chelitis: Many conditions and factors can precipitate transient or chronic cheilitis, including overexposure to the sun, nutritional deficiencies, allergies, medications, dehydration, diet and certain systemic diseases. Transient cheilitis typically requires no medical intervention. Treatment for chronic cheilitis depends on the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Cure for angular cheilitis?

Cure for angular cheilitis?

No quick treatments: Angular cheilitis is the cracking at the corners of the mouth, with some inflammation and probably some candidal yeast overgrowth. A little clotrimazole antifungal cream and a little hydrocortisone cream for week can make it better, but is not for long-term use. A doctor can check for signs of vitamin deficiency, lip eczema, or oral herpes. ...Read more

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How to treat angular cheilitis?

How to treat angular cheilitis?

Antifungals: The cause is secondary to overgrowth of microorganisms at the corners of the mouth (usually the yeast candida albicans). The treatment is to treat the yeast with medicine such as Nystatin and/or by addressing some of the causes which lead to the overgrowth in the first place (excessive saliva pooling at the corners of the mouth). See your dermatologist and/or dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can angular cheilitis spread herpes?

Can angular cheilitis spread herpes?

Yes: The transmission of herpes is not 100% with contact but increases with any breaks in skin or contact with mucosal membranes. One could potentially "auto-inoculate" or spread the herpes virus to different parts of their body this way. ...Read more

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Best way to treat exfoliative cheilitis?

Cause: Find out the cause. Hydrocortisone ointment helps control symptoms. Please see a dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can you use kenacomb ointment for angular cheilitis?

Hurt On The Corners: Yes,but just a plain steroid cream would probably work just as well, unless the inflammation is so bad that you develop an infection and look like The Joker.After it calms down it's important to try and keep the corners of your mouth dry.Like,use the napkin frequently,be careful chewing gum and use extra care when eating citrus, carry some tissue with you,no lip licking,As for wet kisses,well... ...Read more