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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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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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Angular cheilitis - steroid cream or chapstix?

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 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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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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Lichen simplex chronicus is it pimples?

Lichen simplex chronicus is it pimples?

LSC: Lsc is a condition caused by chronic rubbing/scratching of the skin. A form of eczema, it may be treated with topical corticosteroids, moisturizers, and oral corticosteroids or oral antihistamines in some cases. See dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What are treatments for angular chelititis?

What are treatments for angular chelititis?

Treat the infection&: Angular chelititis has many causes of infectious origin, with local and systemic predisposing factors.The treatment needs to address all these. There is infection with fungi and sometimes bacteria as well&treated with antibiotics.Sometimes due to herpes.Often there is vitamin&mineral deficiency&iron deficiency and that needs to be corrected.Some cases are due to saliva causing it, and immunity disod. ...Read more

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Is jock itch cream (clotrimazole) helpful in treating angular cheilitis?

If fungus yes: If cheilitis is due to a fungus, then yes. Often though angular chelitis is due to a bacteria & erythromycin might be enough. ...Read more

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What causes lichen planus?

What causes lichen planus?

Unknown: The cause of lichen planus is unknown. In certain locales, patients with extensive lichen planus seem to be more likely to have a hepatitis C virus infection of the liver. Often see people with full dentures that seem to get it, but really hard to determine a specific source ...Read more

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Chronic red irritated lips fungal infection?

Chronic red irritated lips fungal infection?

Hard to tell: Need more info. Are you a mouth breather? Any allergies? Suggest a dental visit to pursue the answer. ...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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Can you use daktarin cream miconazole nitrate on angular cheilitis?

Yes, but may not wor: my experience is that angular cheilitis is the result of systmemic yeast that has settlted at the commisures of the mouth. I have found that angular cheilitis is sensitive to either Diflucan, (fluconazole) or to Metagenic's Candibactin AR or BR. ...Read more

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Does aphthasol (amlexanox) (rx) for canker sores (aphthous stomatitis) work?

Does aphthasol (amlexanox) (rx) for canker sores (aphthous stomatitis) work?

Yes: The medication has two function: anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic. Remember that canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are different from herpes ulcers (cold sores). There are many triggers, and they are divided into minor and major. Symptomatic relief is usually all that can be provided -- and avoiding things that trigger the aphthae. ...Read more

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What is lichenoid dermatitis?

What is lichenoid dermatitis?

Lichenoid derm: Lichenification is the thickening of the skin due to either excess scratching or the underlying skin condition. ...Read more

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Could mouth ulcers (lichen planus) result in oral cancer?

Could mouth ulcers (lichen planus) result in oral cancer?

LP is not related: Oral lichen planus is an autoimmune disease and even erosive LP is not related to mouth cancer. If concerned, see an oral pathologist specialist for LP management. ...Read more

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How to treat angular cheilitis?

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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What causes chapped lips?

What causes chapped lips?

Dry/sun/wind/licking: Chapped lips? Hydrate well- water is best. You can apply lip balms with beeswax base or oil base creams. Remember that lips require solar protection just like your skin – apply & reapply balms or creams with a minimum spf of 15. Going skiing ?- protect from sun & windburn by covering with a scarf or a ski / snowboard face mask with visor. Dry air? - use a humidifier. Try not to lick your lips! ...Read more

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