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What can cause angular cheilitis?

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

Dr. Harinder Gill
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Painful Cracks At The Corners Of Mouth (Definition)

(angular cheilitis) uncomfortable broken skin at the ...Read more


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Why do I get angular cheilitis? Is it an infection?

Why do I get angular cheilitis? Is it an infection?

Yeast: In addition to dr raff's answer, occasionally this is the result of a yeast infection which disappears with antifungal therapy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of any angular cheilitis treatments?

Chapstick: Typically most moisturizing ointments will help. It is usually a form of chapping from saliva "drooling", licking the corners of your mouth etc. ...Read more

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What Is The Quickest Home Remedy To Remove Angular Cheilitis?

One option: Depending on the cause of the Angular Cheilitis - applying honey may be helpful as it is has antiseptic, antibacterial & antifungal effects. Can apply to lesion for 15 minutes at a time. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter medication that I could go purchase at CVS for Angular cheilitis?

Is there an over-the-counter medication that I could go purchase at CVS for Angular cheilitis?

Some medicine cream: A person with signs of angular cheilitis can be checked by a doctor to see if there is a lip eczema problem, an oral herpes problem, or signs of vitamin deficiency. 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. ...Read more

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What is the recommended treatment for Angular cheilitis? Or will it simply go away on its own after a few days?

Saliva: This is due to saliva leaking out onto the skin. The saliva is a different pH than skin and contains enzymes, yeasts, and bacteria which are irritating, It may occur because of braces or some other dental/ jaw issue. It is most common among older people who have lost teeth, causing a deep naso-labial fold. Usually the saliva drools worst during sleep. Various meds are tried. Most important is vase ...Read more

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How long does angular cheilitis take to heal? Dry, scabby & flaky which make it hard to eat & smile. Caused by accutane? It's very aggravating. Tips?

Takes time: No quick remedy. Here are some pointers. Do not lick that area, if you do...may cause worsening. You may try B complex vitamins daily. Topical canker sore meds/ applications may help. Nothing definitive really. Do not expose to cold and avoid dryness. ...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

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How to know if I have angular cheilitis?

Chelitis: You will have inflamed, red patches at corners of the mouth. Do not lick lips. Apply 1% hydrocortisone cream 2-3 times per day. ...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 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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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 is angular cheilitis caused by in kids and in adults?

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?

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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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

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I suspect that I have angular cheilitis (have not been officially diagnosed). What causes this, so I know how to prevent it? Any home remedies?

I suspect that I have angular cheilitis (have not been officially diagnosed). What causes this, so I know how to prevent it? Any home remedies?

? Vitamin deficiency: Vitamin B2 deficiency can be a cause, besides other causes as bad teeth or gum disease, ask your pharmacist about a vitamin preparation with high vit b2 content, another source is yeast tablets. If no improvement, see your dentist / primary doctor ...Read more

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When should you see a doctor for angular cheilitis?

Nutrition: This usually comes from some basic nutrient deficiency. Make sure you have a diverse, balanced diet and consider taking a vitamin supplement. If this, along with regular moisturizing, doesn't clear it up within a few weeks, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I kiss my boyfriend if I have angular cheilitis caused by a bacteria?

Can I kiss my boyfriend if I have angular cheilitis caused by a bacteria?

Angular cheilitis: This is usually caused by factors other than infection, although may be secondarily overgrown with fungi, bacteria, and so on. May be treated with topical therapies and if your BF does not have an issue with this is probably OK to go ahead and kiss him. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter treatment can be used to heal angular cheilitis? Help!

Multivitamins: Vitamin deficiency is a cause of angular cheilitis. You may take multivitamins available over the counter. If that does not help, it would be prudent to consult a doctor. ...Read more

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What OTC treatment can be used to heal angular cheilitis? Taking multivitas and looking for something topical for pain relief and healing. Hydrocorti?

What OTC treatment can be used to heal angular cheilitis? Taking multivitas and looking for something topical for pain relief and healing. Hydrocorti?

The more lubrication: The better, I would add vitamin E and a Bcomplex for skin lubrication, and try some vaniply mixed with hydrocortisone three times a day. If not better see your derm ...Read more

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Angular cheilitis - steroid cream or chapstix?

Depends....: Angular chelitis has many causes including vitamin b2 deficiency, candidiasis, malnutrition, cold, herpes etc. The cause of the stomatitis will determine the treatment. Steroid creams will probably exacerbate the condition. Chapstix may help soothe the crack and dryness. ...Read more

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What are the antibiotic medications for angular cheilitis treatment?

What are the antibiotic medications for angular cheilitis treatment?

Cheilits: Can try bactroban. May respond to cortisone cream. Do not lick corners of mouth. ...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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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