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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Cracked corners of mouth, is it herpes?

Cracked corners of mouth, is it herpes?

Unlikely: Based on your description of 'cracked' lips, it's unlikely to be herpes. Furthermore, herpes is also unlikely to affect both corners of your mouth at the same time. You either have chronic dry lips, in which case the simple use of a lip balm daily would help. However, sometimes a fungal infection can also cause this. See you dentist. He or she can give a special medicine which help. ...Read more

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I noticed crack/sores on corner of both sides of mouth what could this be? What causes this! how do I treat its painful. ?

I noticed crack/sores on corner of both sides of mouth what could this be? What causes this! how do I treat its painful. ?

Sounds like: It may be angular cheilitis sometimes caused by a fungal or bacterial infection. See your dentist or md for a proper diagnosis. Treatment is often an antifungal cream. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could i heal the crack in the corner of my mouth?

Can you tell me how could i heal the crack in the corner of my mouth?

Angular Chelitis: The condition you have may be Angular Chelitis. When this condition is present, the underlying cause must be identified. Dietary causes as well as anemia and infectious etiologies are all possibilities. You need an in person exam to evaluate the potential causes of this condition. Your physician can decide treatment of the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Which deficiency causes the corner of your mouth crack?

Which deficiency causes the corner of your mouth crack?

Rarely Vitamin C: Could be a variety causes including yeast infection or significant change in the way your teeth meet (occlusion) so that you close down further thereby irritating the corners of your mouth. See a dentist first. If it's just dry, irritated skin, you could try a;d ointment consistently used daily for 2 weeks can heal these irritations. ...Read more

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Corners of my mouth are cracked will ascorbic acid help?

Corners of my mouth are cracked will ascorbic acid help?

No.: Cheilosis may be a manifestation of vitamin b2, vitamin b6, Folic Acid (vitamin b9), iron or zinc deficiency. It is also encountered in crohn's disease, acrodermatitis enteropathica, alcoholism, celiac disease and malabsorption syndrome. The cause has to be established and the vitamin and mineral deficiency or the underlying disorder has to be treated. ...Read more

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The corners of my mouth have been cracked for over 3 weeks. It's dry and sore and only getting worse even though I've been putting vasaline on constantly. What's causing this??

The corners of my mouth have been cracked for over 3 weeks. It's dry and sore and only getting worse even though I've been putting vasaline on constantly. What's causing this??

Angular cheilitis: Symptoms sound like angular cheilitis: acute or chronic inflammation of the skin located at the angles of the mouth. Lesions are often bilateral and may be painful. Caused by excessive moisture from saliva with possible with C. albicans or, less commonly, S. aureus. Encourage better oral hygiene and see PCP for symptoms refractory to Vaseline therapy. Might need anti-fungal or mupirocin ointment. ...Read more

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Why do the corners of my mouth often crack? dry air in the office, maybe? I keep myself hydrated, but do I need to use moisturizer for my skin?

Why do the corners of my mouth often crack? dry air in the office, maybe? I keep myself hydrated, but do I need to use moisturizer for my skin?

Well: Several things can cause this dry skin humidity or dryness of the air or vitamin deficiency. Vaseline type lubrication can help. Consult Healthtap or face-to-face primary care doctor for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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From center of my lips to the left corner of my mouth I've been numb for 2 days n my entire top n bottom lip have been really dry and cracked , why?

From center of my lips to the left corner of my mouth I've been numb for 2 days n my entire top n bottom lip have been really dry and cracked  , why?

M.D. visit: For the dryness and cracking, a moisturizer with no perfume or fragrance is suggested. Staying hydrated may also help, since you may be dehydrated. The numbness should also be further examined by your physician. ...Read more

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Yellow+crusty+inside+nose+and+litlle+spots+on+face cracked corner of the mouth ?

Yellow+crusty+inside+nose+and+litlle+spots+on+face cracked corner of the mouth ?

Staph infxn yeast: Sounds like a staph infection inside your nose with a possible yeast infection in the corner of your mouth. Have you been on antibiotics? I'd try Bacitracin ointment inside your nose applied with a clean finger 4 to 5 times a day and Clotrimazole cream to the corners of your mouth 4 to 5 times a day. If you are not a lot better in 2 to 3 days see an ENT for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have been sick and down with fever. The corners of my mouth have cracked and I have very small bumps on my lips. Should i be worried?

I have been sick and down with fever. The corners of my mouth have cracked and I have very small bumps on my lips. Should i be worried?

Maybe cold sores: These may be cold sores - part of your illness & fever. If you can see a doctor or get to a clinic, do. It might help speed up your recovery and prevent complications. In the meantime rest, drink lots of fluids, keep the sores clean & moist with blistex. Best wishes - try to be seen! ...Read more

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I wear a mouth guard to correct my TMJ and it's the kind I wear on my bottom jaw 24/7, even while eating. I noticed while I was rinsing it off after a bowl of cereal this morning that a small piece in the back corner cracked off. I think I may have swa

I wear a mouth guard to correct my TMJ and it's the kind I wear on my bottom jaw 24/7, even while eating.  I noticed while I was rinsing it off after a bowl of cereal this morning that a small piece in the back corner cracked off.   I think I may have swa

Probably Fine: If you swallowed a small piece of your dayguard, it's probably a non-issue. However, if you have any intestinal issues, dark or bloody stools then go to the ER immediately. As far as the dayguard goes, you will need another one. ...Read more

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I've been having a recurring redness around the mouth, swelling of the lips in the morning, every thing red iches, cracked skin in the corners of the mouth, it's like a red ring around the mouth to my nose and to the bottom of my chin I've tried many thin

Sensitive skin: It may help to discuss with a physician because a lot of questions come to mind that would help differentiate possible causes. A common situation is contact sensitivity often to cosmetics or lip products, especially if there are fragrances or plant extracts contained in the products. Try avoiding these and take care to moisturize to promote healing (using frangrance/additive free product). ...Read more

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The corners of my mouth are cracked and sore, is it true that colde sores blister and eczema doesn't?

The corners of my mouth are cracked and sore, is it true that colde sores blister and eczema doesn't?

Third Possibility: It could also be angular chelitis which always occurs in the corners of the mouth. There can be many causes & like herpes & excema is made worse by periods of stress. Your dentist should be able to help determine what's going on and how best to treat it. Cold sores do generally blister or "come to a head" while eczema generally doesn't. Angular chelitis does not either. ...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?

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