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10mth has had Perleche for four mths now. Nystatin didn't help at all have tried everythig even vitams. Is there a stronger med? Please help my baby
Perleche: Kind of rare in an infant, and stays that long, other antifungal agents, or antibiotics may be used, but isolated angular cheilitis in an infant resisting treatment is uncommon, better revise the diagnosis with your doctor or seek a second opinion of a dermatologist, good luck ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I have been chewing gum almost daily for 6 years and my chin is very prominent, angular and big/squarish. Does this my chin have anything to do with my constant gum-chewing?
Gum chewing: To my knowledge the shape of your chin would not be related to your gum chewing. ...Read more
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