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Best way to treat exfoliative cheilitis?

Best way to treat exfoliative cheilitis?

Cause: Find out the cause. Hydrocortisone ointment helps control symptoms. Please see a dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Painful Cracks At The Corners Of Mouth (Definition)

(angular cheilitis) uncomfortable broken skin at the ...Read more


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How to treat exfoliative cheilitis naturally?

Cheilitis: I need to see pictures to make diagnosis. Cheilitis can be caused by vitamin deficiency or candidiasis. Vitamin B deficiency is a common cause. Vitamin B can be found in beans, yeast, etc. If fungal, you need treatment, plus it's better to take multivitamins for possible vitamin B deficiency. Topical Nystatin or clotrimazole are helpful in fungal cheilitis. ...Read more

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I have exfoliative cheilitis. How to cure this? .how will u differentiate between actinic and exfoliative? .my case is it started with lower lip and th

I have exfoliative cheilitis. How to cure this? .how will u differentiate between actinic and exfoliative? .my case is it started with lower lip and th

The management of: ..this condition may depend upon the underlying cause. Poor oral hygiene, allergies, vitamin deficiencies, a weakened immune system, long term antibiotic use & yeast (thrush) can contribute to it. By contrast, actinic cheilitis is a result of long term exposure to sunlight. If there's a specific cause of exfoliative cheilitis, this must be treated. If not, it can only be managed symptomatically. ...Read more

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My lips look like they have exfoliative cheilitis but I think I got it from kissing a girl- can it be contagious?

My lips look like they have exfoliative cheilitis but I think I got it from kissing a girl- can it be contagious?

Unlikely: Cheilitis can have infectious causes such as candida (usually at the corners) and strep, but candida usually affects those with compromised immune systems (such as people with diabetes, hiv, or taking chemotherapy), and strep usually is a secondary infection if there is broken or irritated skin. I believe that the chances of developing cheilitis from kissing is low. ...Read more

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My lips suffer from a condition called exfoliative cheilitis. Is there anything that I can put on my lips to stop my lips from peeling permanently?

Exfoliative cheiliti: Unless a predisposing or associated condition can be identified and treated, exfoliative cheilitis is typically resistant to treatment. Unsuccessful use of keratolytic lip balms, sunscreen, antifungal creams, topical ; systemic steroids, antibiotics, and cryotherapy have been described. There has been one report each of the successful use of topical tacrolimus and calendula officinalis ointment 10%. ...Read more

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How to cure exfoliative cheilitis?, have this for 8 years now, also because of this fordyce spots appearing in my lips & spreading parts of my face, why?

See below: Exfoliative cheilitis (EC) is made worse by: lip licking. Try to avoid this. Anxiety and depression both may cause or worsen EC. *Thyroid dysfunction can cause EC>>check thyroid blood test. Do not use petrolatum-based lip balms until an infection with Candida is ruled out>>fungal culture.
Avoid medicated lip preparations and toothpaste with strong flavoring. Go to http://bit. Ly/1pgW3B4 ...Read more

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Are exfoliative cheilitis and dry skin, indicates dendritic cell death on people with HIV infection? Are the two of those were HIV symptoms?

Are exfoliative cheilitis and dry skin, indicates dendritic cell death on people with HIV infection? Are the two of those were HIV symptoms?

No: Hiv infects the t-helper cells and leads to their depletion. It does not affect the dendritic cells. Cheilitis or linear ulcers at corner of lips has a lot of causes including zinc deficiency and not necessarily indicative of hiv. Neither is dry skin. It's no more common in persons with HIV than the next person. ...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 are symptoms of exfoliative chelitis? (im seeing a doctor tommorow to evaluate my lips)can over lips exfoliation cause this?

What are symptoms of exfoliative chelitis? (im seeing a doctor tommorow to evaluate my lips)can over lips exfoliation cause this?

Yes: You should never exfoliate your lips the skin is too thin and there are not enough sebaceous glands to tolerate this. ...Read more

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I've had exfoliative cheilits on my lower lip for 8 years. It gets worse every year. And, is taking over my lower lip. Topical steroids haven'tcuredme?

I've had exfoliative cheilits on my lower lip for 8 years. It gets worse every year. And, is taking over my lower lip. Topical steroids haven'tcuredme?

Vitamin deficiency?: Possibly a Vit B1 deficiency or due to incompetence of the mouth in keeping saliva from leaking out constantly. At this point it may also be a local fungal infection. if steroids do not correct the problem in 7-10 days then that is not the answer. Exam needed. ...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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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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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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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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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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I suspect that I have angular cheilitis (have not been officially diagnosed). What causes this, so I know how to prevent it? Any home remedies?

I suspect that I have angular cheilitis (have not been officially diagnosed). What causes this, so I know how to prevent it? Any home remedies?

? Vitamin deficiency: Vitamin B2 deficiency can be a cause, besides other causes as bad teeth or gum disease, ask your pharmacist about a vitamin preparation with high vit b2 content, another source is yeast tablets. If no improvement, see your dentist / primary doctor ...Read more

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How to cure my angular cheilitis?

Dry and anti fungal.: Keep corners of your mouth as dry as possible. A topical anti fungal will often resolve this. Use for 10 days after resolution of symptoms to ensure yeast is gone. ...Read more

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How to know if I have angular cheilitis?

Chelitis: You will have inflamed, red patches at corners of the mouth. Do not lick lips. Apply 1% hydrocortisone cream 2-3 times per day. ...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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What should I do to take care of angular cheilitis?

What should I do to take care of angular cheilitis?

Steroid cream: Angular cheilitis could be a sign of vitamin or mineral deficiency including iron. Consider evaluating your diet and vitamin/mineral intake and consider seeing a dermatologist if it doesn't clear up for a steroid cream or other treatment. ...Read more

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What causes angular cheilitis and how can one treat it?

What causes angular cheilitis and how can one treat it?

Angular Cheilitis: Some causes are iron deficiency anemia, vitamin b2 deficiency, zinc deficiency, old age with missing teeth, chapped lips from cold weather, fungal infection, or medications that dry the skin. Treatment is treating the cause, such as topical antibiotics or vitamin supplement. ...Read more

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What causes angular cheilitis and how can itbe treated?

What causes angular cheilitis and how can itbe treated?

Yeast: This problem is also called perleche and is caused by moisture trapping in the corners of the mouth. First, try applying some otc ketoconazole 1% cream once daily at bedtime. This should clear quickly (3-5 days). This is usually a chronic condition so the using the cream on a regular basis may be needed. If this doesn't fix the problem, see you doctor for help. ...Read more

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Does anybody know any home remedies for angular cheilitis?

Does anybody know any home remedies for angular cheilitis?

Vaseline: Any ointment that will moisturize the corners of your mouth will usually help the symptoms. ...Read more

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What is angular cheilitis caused by in kids and in adults?

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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I have angular cheilitis. What topicals should I apply and how long does it take to be cured?

Saliva: This is due to saliva, sometimes because of dental braces, often older people who have lost teeth causing a deep fold of skin at the corner of the mouth. Saliva is drawn into the deep groove, especially during sleep. Enzymes in saliva attack the skin. There are also yeasts and staph bacteria in saliva. Ointments like vaseline or chapstick help protect the skin. Creams for yeast such as miconazole ...Read more

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Why do I get angular cheilitis? Is it an infection?

Why do I get angular cheilitis? Is it an infection?

Yeast: In addition to dr raff's answer, occasionally this is the result of a yeast infection which disappears with antifungal therapy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of any angular cheilitis treatments?

Chapstick: Typically most moisturizing ointments will help. It is usually a form of chapping from saliva "drooling", licking the corners of your mouth etc. ...Read more