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Cracked Skin In The Corner Of The Mouth
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
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
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?
Corners of mouth crusty and crack.peel top layer off and red skin appears and stays. Better after B&C vitamins but not gone. Could be stress?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At the corner of the mouth, there is a crack and dryness, dark patch. I applied diprosone sometimes. It comes and goes. Is it angular cheilitis?
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
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
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
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?
I have cracked skin and dark spots size of a penny on each side of my mouth is not cracked on the lip but on the skin under my mouth what can this be?
See your doctor: Anything pigmented like that should be directly observed by a doctor. ...Read more
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