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What the causes and cures for chelitis?

What the causes and cures for chelitis?

Cure depends : Cheiliis is commonly caused by vitamin deficiency (b12), yeast like candida (especially in people with dentures), iron deficiency. The treatment depends which is the cause. Other things can look like chili this such as infection (herpes), allergies, and even cancers of the lip. ...Read more

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I have angular chelitis. What can I do?

I have angular chelitis. What can I do?

Lotrimin/Bacitracin: Angular cheilitis can be helped by applying clotrimazole cream, then bacitracin ointment, 2-3 x per day. Both of these are over-the-counter. ...Read more

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I have chelitis, was given a steriod so how long will it take to see effect?

I have chelitis, was given a steriod so how long will it take to see effect?

Cheilitis: There are different types and different causes of cheilitis. Topical steroids, zinc oxide and topical antifungals are commonly used to treat it. Also riboflavin deficiency can cause it. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for exfoliative chelitis?

Is there a cure for exfoliative chelitis?

Peeling lips: There are several reasons to have peeling lips. Irritation or allergy from lip balms or lipstick is common. Avoid these products until resolved. 1% Hydrocortisone ointment two to four times daily often works within 7 to 10 days. If not, seek medical attention. Precancerous and cancers can cause localized scaling. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for angular chelitis?

What is the best treatment for angular chelitis?

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

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What is the best treatment for angular chelitis?

What is the best treatment for angular chelitis?

Anti fungal cream: Over the counter clotrimazole. If this is ineffective, see your doctor to make sure of the cause. Prescription antifungals include ketoconazole and nystatin. Less frequently, this can be a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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What are the over-the-counter treatments for angular chelitis?

What are the over-the-counter treatments for angular chelitis?

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

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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.

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

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I've had chelitis off and on for the past few years and no one can figure out why. I use Burts bees and/or Aquaphor but problem continues resurface?

I've had chelitis off and on for the past few years and no one can figure out why.  I use Burts bees and/or Aquaphor but problem continues resurface?

CHEILITIS RASH LIPS: MANY COMMON EVERYDAY ITEMS CAN CAUSE THIS HARMLESS, NON-CONTAGIOUS RASH OVER THE LIPS. COMMON ITEMS COULD BE: TOOTHPASTE, CHEWING GUM, LIPSTICK, SUCKING ON LOZENGES, KISSING, MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, CLOD SORES (HERPES), VARIOUS MEDICATIONS, FOOD ALLERGIES, CHAP STICKS, AND MANY MORE. BE A DETECTIVE! ...Read more