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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 angular cheilitis. what topicals should I apply and how long does it take to be cured ?

Saliva: This is due to saliva, sometimes because of dental braces, often older people who have lost teeth causing a deep fold of skin at the corner of the mouth. Saliva is drawn into the deep groove, especially during sleep. Enzymes in saliva attack the skin. There are also yeasts and staph bacteria in saliva. Ointments like vaseline or chapstick help protect the skin. Creams for yeast such as miconazole ...Read more

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What should I do to take care of angular cheilitis?

What should I do to take care of angular cheilitis?

Steroid cream: Angular cheilitis could be a sign of vitamin or mineral deficiency including iron. Consider evaluating your diet and vitamin/mineral intake and consider seeing a dermatologist if it doesn't clear up for a steroid cream or other treatment. ...Read more

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Does anybody know any home remedies for angular cheilitis?

Does anybody know any home remedies for angular cheilitis?

Vaseline: Any ointment that will moisturize the corners of your mouth will usually help the symptoms. ...Read more

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Angular cheilitis cracking, advice on meds?

Angular cheilitis cracking, advice on meds?

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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What causes angular cheilitis and how can one treat it?

What causes angular cheilitis and how can one treat it?

Angular Cheilitis: Some causes are iron deficiency anemia, vitamin b2 deficiency, zinc deficiency, old age with missing teeth, chapped lips from cold weather, fungal infection, or medications that dry the skin. Treatment is treating the cause, such as topical antibiotics or vitamin supplement. ...Read more

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What causes angular cheilitis and how can itbe treated?

What causes angular cheilitis and how can itbe  treated?

Yeast: This problem is also called perleche and is caused by moisture trapping in the corners of the mouth. First, try applying some otc ketoconazole 1% cream once daily at bedtime. This should clear quickly (3-5 days). This is usually a chronic condition so the using the cream on a regular basis may be needed. If this doesn't fix the problem, see you doctor for help. ...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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How to cure my angular cheilitis?

Dry and anti fungal.: Keep corners of your mouth as dry as possible. A topical anti fungal will often resolve this. Use for 10 days after resolution of symptoms to ensure yeast is gone. ...Read more