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Doctor insights on: Herbal Treatment For Painful Cracks At The Corners Of Mouth

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What's recommended as a cure for lips that are cracked at the corners?

What's recommended as a cure for lips that are cracked at the corners?

Antifungals: Typically fissuring only at the corners of the lips is caused by oral fluids accumulating there during sleep and becoming infected with a yeast or bacteria. It may have a dental origin as well. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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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My thumbs develop painful cracks at the corner of the nails despite using hand cream. What can I use to keep this from occurring?

My thumbs develop  painful cracks at the corner of the nails despite using hand cream. What can I use to keep this from occurring?

Soak, urea, liquid bandage: The skin is severely dry until it cracks open. For immediate relief soak thumbs until they are wet and then apply urea based cream sold for foot cracking. Another approach is after wetting skin is to apply johnson and johnson liquid bandage for immediate relief. You may have a contact allergy which needs to be identified by dermatologist. ...Read more

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Looking for a cure or prevention of large painful skin cracks on heels every winter.?

Looking for a cure or prevention of large painful skin cracks on heels every winter.?

Urea 40%: I love urea cream 40% and really love if it is compounded with salicylic acid. Therapies makes a great ointment. Sticky but works well. ...Read more

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I am experiencing mouth sores, painful cracks at the corners of mouth, painful swollen joints (better by: anti-inflammatory medication, rest) (side...

I am experiencing mouth sores, painful cracks at the corners of mouth, painful swollen joints (better by: anti-inflammatory medication, rest) (side...

Beh├žet's disease: It could be Behcet's. This is an autoimmune process that causes mucosal lesions and muscle/joint pain. Please see your primary care provider for an evaluation or referral to Rheumatology. ...Read more

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Is this cracking at the corners of my mouth a symptom of cold sores?

Is this cracking at the corners of my mouth a symptom of cold sores?

Probably not: Cold sores--or herpes simplex reactivation--usually will present as an area at the lip red border or just beyond, that initially may sting or burn and then goes on to develop a cluster of tiny blisters. These may coalesce into one or more larger blisters and finally open. Cracking at the corners of the mouth is often from licking due to dryness (ie allergies). ...Read more

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What can be done for untreated 'lichen planus' - the lining of my mouth is swollen and sore, and front of tongue is numb, same as roof of mouth- ali?

What can be done for untreated 'lichen planus' - the lining of my mouth is swollen and sore, and front of tongue is numb, same as roof of mouth- ali?

Lichen planus: Special gargles containing anesthetics and anti-inflammatory medication often help reduce symptoms. If this topical treatment is not helpful then a brief course of steroid pills will likely help. If this persists, make sure it gets a biopsy to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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What causes white flakes at the corner of the mouth and causes cracks which makes it harder to open the mouth?

What causes white flakes at the corner of the mouth and causes cracks which makes it harder to open the mouth?

Sounds like thrush: It sounds like thrush, a yeast infection of the mouth. Thrush can come on due to exposure to antibiotics, or it may be a herald of a deeper problem, such as hiv/aids. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Pain at the edge/lining of my tongue. Pain similar to mouth ulcers on tongue but no visible ulcers. Treatment?

Pain at the edge/lining of my tongue. Pain similar to mouth ulcers on tongue but no visible ulcers. Treatment?

Pain in tongue: There may be several differnent reasons for this pain you are feeling, some may require no tx at all, the thing to do is see your dentist or oral surgeon and have a definitive diagnosis, this will lead to the proper treatment if any is necessary. ...Read more

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Does neosporin speed healing for cold sores at the corner of the mouth?

Does neosporin speed healing for cold sores at the corner of the mouth?

Not usually: Neosporin has antibacterial properties that may prevent a secondary bacterial infection, but herpes viral cold sore infections will not resolve quicker with neosporin. ...Read more

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Causes of redness on roof of mouth??? And appropriate treatment for it??

Causes of redness on roof of mouth??? And appropriate treatment for it??

Depends: Treatment depends on the cause and I regret that it is not feasible to discern the cause without examining you. Did you burn/scald the roof of your mouth? You may wish to wait it out. If it is not better in a couple of weeks, please consult a doctor in-person. ...Read more

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What cause mouth shedding and skin irritations at corners of mouth on the inside?

What cause mouth shedding and skin irritations at corners of mouth on the inside?

Variety of possibili: most commonly this is perlech. It can be due to yeast. You can discuss this with your physician about anti-yeast medication, in further clinical evaluationto see if there is another possible cause. ...Read more

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I am experiencing mouth pain. The following also describe me: Mouth sores, Lip swelling, and Painful cracks at the corners of mouth. What should I do?

I am experiencing  mouth pain. The following also describe me: Mouth sores, Lip swelling, and Painful cracks at the corners of mouth. What should I do?

See doctor: If this has been present for a few days, it is likely from canker sores which will heal in about a week. If this is a chronic problem, you will need to see your doctor to find out. Have you had your teeth and gum cleaned by a dental hygienist lately? Do you brush and floss your teeth (although there is controversy over flossing) regularly? ...Read more

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I'm cracking at the corners of the mouth from a sunburn please help?

Try breaking off a : Leaf from the aloe vera plant, and placing the sap on the lesions. ...Read more

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Have blister behind front tooth on roof of mouth. Been there for 9 months. Constant film (liquid) from it. Mouth is often dry?

Have blister behind front tooth on roof of mouth. Been there for 9 months. Constant film (liquid) from it. Mouth is often dry?

Difficult to dx: Without an examination with a radiograph. It's best to have the tooth in question examined.. If there is a problem, it must be treated to avoid loosing the tooth. All the best... ...Read more

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