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Can Fucidin H Be Used For Angular Chelitis
Bacteria vs virus: Very good question. Mupirocin (bactroban) is an antibiotic that is often used for bacterial based skin infections like impetigo. Shingles is caused by a virus, herpes zoster, and requires antiviral medications. Having said that, if you picked at your lesions they may have an additional bacterial component to them which umpired in might help. ...Read more
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
NO.: Definitely not. Lidex (fluocinonide) is a potent steroid. Potent steroids should never be used without a specific diagnosis. "red eye" is a broad category of eye diseases which include many things that could be made worse with steroids. Could turn a minor red eye into a blind eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What OTC treatment can be used to heal angular cheilitis? taking multivitas and looking for something topical for pain relief and healing. hydrocorti?
See below: Xenoderm is used for wounds rather than rashes; it may provide minimal pain relief, but there are much better medications your doctor can give for shingles pain. Xenoderm is also used for removing dead skin from wounds, which generally isn't necessary with shingles. Antiviral meds from your doc are best for treating shingles & preventing pain (post-herpetic neuralgia). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can jock itch cream&erthromycin ointment b used together on angular cheilitis?Is erthro topical available OTC or something like it available OTC?
Infected Eczema Only: Mupirocin ointment is a antibacterial preparation that can be helpful for eczema that has become infected but is not the proper treatment for maintenance of eczema long term. Using daily moisturizers and topical corticosteroid ointments for flares is more appropriate. See an Allergist or Dermatologist for more details on properly treating eczema. ...Read more
Here are some ...: Known to us, there has been no such thing of steroidal antibiotics, but the combined use of steroid with antibiotics in topical or systemic fashion has been common so to ease local inflammation faster like those used for skin and eyes or to boost short-term systemic support like that applied in septic shock. For treating gonorrhea, there is no such practical need to add steroid into effective anti ...Read more
Cause?: Don't open your mouth so widely to crack the angles, keep your lips dry, do not lick...use Nivea, vaseline, antibiotic creme or other skin softener without fragrance. There are many treatable conditions that cause angular chelitis. For inflammation lasting more than a few weeks see your local provider. ...Read more
Multivitamins: It may be due to nutritional deficiency. Try taking over the counter multivitamins. If that does not resolve the issue in 2-3 weeks, it would be prudent to see a dermatologist. 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. ...Read more
Petroleum jelly/HC1%: You can use petroleum jelly frequently, or aquafor.Hydrocortisone1% available over the counter may be used.But avoid licking your lips and over the counter vitamin containing all of vitamin bs may be used as there may be vitamin deficiency as well contributing to it if no response see your doctor as you may need antifungal antibiotics. ...Read more
Asalam0alikum.I have black marks at the corners of the lips its look like angular chelitis but there is no pain n bleeding.Plz tell me cure.
Multiple: Wa-alaikum-salaam it can be due to lip licking, B12 deficiency, smoking, overexposure to sun or post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Take some B12 supplements and avoid lip licking.Apply a good lip balm and sunscreens with spf 30 1/2 half an hour before going out in sun. If still the symptoms do not improve then pls get a clinical examination done by a dermatologist.Bacterial and fungal infect. ...Read more
Many approaches: Treating this depends on the cause. Angular chelitis is often caused by chronic bacterial or fungal infections but often deficiencies of B2, B3, B6, B12, zinc or iron can predispose, as can allergies to foods, cosmetics etc. See http://www.vividmagazine.net/healthy-living/cure-angular-cheilitis/ and http://www.angularcheilitishelp.org/angular-cheilitis-treatment.php for useful information. ...Read more
I've had angular chelitis for two months now...could it be something else? The lesion is burning and red, moving within the same 3-4 cm in the crease.
Herpes: If you have taken multivitamin tablets and the lesion has not healed, it may be oral herpes. You may try an over the counter remedy for oral herpes. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. ...Read more
I've had angular chelitis before, this time it feels like it's affected whole lips. Very dry & tight with deep ridges along lips. Some painful flaking?
Vitamin deficiency: It would be important to determine your diet as the symptoms you describe suggest vitamin B deficiency. Try taking B-complex vitamins or multivitamin available over the counter. If after taking that for a couple of weeks your symptoms have not gone away, please see your doctor. ...Read more
Can angular Chelitis come with tingling? I was told it's not a cold sore but there is still tingling
I have angular chelitis and have been cleaning the area with anti-bacterial soap and applying petroleum jelly. Will this help ?
Angular Cheilitis: Treatment of angular cheilitis is usually undertaken with topical antifungals such as nystatin, clotrimazole, or econazole. Combinations of a topical antifungal and a topical steroid – such as mycostatin® and triamcinolone or iodoquinol and Hydrocortisone – may also be prescribed. In persistent cases, oral antifungals may be used to treat the condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Angular chelitis and entire lips are very itchy with tiny little bumps all over only visible close up. Lips also red and bit puffy.
Angular cheilitis: It is not a serious or life-threatening condition but may signify an existing underlying disorder. Treatment depends on the cause of cheilitis. However, in many cases angular cheilitis may need not any treatment as it resolves on its own. ...Read more
What is the best OTC treatment for angular chelitis? I get it every winter. Presently I have the rash but no cracks. Would like to prevent it if i can
After intense therapy 2000mg kefalexin to treat chronic cystitis for 3 months, oral thrush developed that no medicine is working for, and angular chielitis developed since February. Given fucidin, but if it's fungal will this make it worse?
Here are some...: Using broad-spectrum antibiotics always possibly comes with fungal infection somewhere; that is nothing uncommon. As to angular cheilitis, one has to consider sun overexposure, poor nutrition, allergies, medications, dehydration, diet, and certain systemic diseases. To help handle these, to articles in http://formefirst.com/onUTI.html & http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. More? Contact me. ...Read more
I think I have angular chelitis since both corners of my mouth are cracked and red. They also itch and burn. What should I do to treat them?
I have chronic angular chelitis and tried everything from antibx, antifungal, steroids to coconut oil and zinc. Any suggestions? Normal labs
Multivitamins: If you have not done so, please take a preparation of multivitamins that has all of the B vitamins in it, for about three months. If you have already tried that, then it is time to see a dermatologist. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. ...Read more
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I have a recurring rash and crack on the corner of my mouth. Seems to only occur during my menstrual cycle. Could it be angular chelitis?
Yes: Angular cheilitis is caused by SALIVA drawn into a deep fold of skin. Mostly during sleep. Typically an older person who has lost teeth. If you are "dehydrated", WHY? If you are allergic to bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) why are you currently taking it? Why doxycycline? Try using vaseline or Aquaphor at corners of mouth. Apply several times at day but especially at night. ...Read more
Sometimes get what looks just like mild angular chelitis.How 2 speed up healing?Aloe vera,olive/tea tree/coconut oil,listerine,petroleum jelly??Help!
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