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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Painful Cracks At The Corners Of Mouth

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What can I do for cracks on the side of my mouth?

What can I do for cracks on the side of my mouth?

CRACKS MOUTH CORNERS: Without looking i couldn't be sure, but it sounds as if you have a condition called, angular stomatitis or perleche. Often due to a yeast infection. Stop chewing gum, use a mild toothpaste (tom's of maine is a good one); don't eat raw fruit without cutting it up. A prescription product called mycolog cream can sometimes help. ...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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I am experiencing painful cracks at the corners of mouth. It's angular cheiltis, It has been flaring up a lot lately and won't go away after 3 weeks?

I am experiencing  painful cracks at the corners of mouth. It's angular cheiltis, It has been flaring up a lot lately and won't go away after 3 weeks?

Cheilitis: Angular cheilitis can be caused by a fungal infection, in which case lotrimin lotion can help. If there is a bacterial infection then antibacterial ointment, or it may get better simply by applying petroleum jelly to the cracked areas. Best to discuss with your doctor. ...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 am experiencing painful cracks at the corners of mouth and sore throat. The following also describes me: Cough. What should I do?

I am experiencing  painful cracks at the corners of mouth and sore throat. The following also describes me: Cough. What should I do?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. You symptoms are suggestive of nutritional deficiency and you may wish to try taking multivitamins for a few days, if that does not help, please see a doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...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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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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Cracks in corners of mouth for a few days. Tried blister, lip balm, vaseline. None have helped and seems like it's made it worse. Help! what do I use?

Cracks in corners of mouth for a few days. Tried blister, lip balm, vaseline. None have helped and seems like it's made it worse. Help! what do I use?

Two creams: Try mixing an over the counter cortisone cream and anti-fungal cream in equal amounts. Applied at several times a day. If that does not work i would see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Help-i have redness & small blisters & cracks (burns?) from laser hair removal on face, neck & corners of mouth what should I use to heal w/o scars?

Help-i have redness & small blisters & cracks (burns?) from laser hair removal on face, neck & corners of mouth what should I use to heal w/o scars?

Ointment: It sounds like you may have some mild burns from the hair removal laser. Any cracks or blisters should be covered with antibiotic ointment and kept clean. Avoid any sun exposure until you are cleared by your treating physician to reduce any damage. The face usually recovers very quickly from this type of treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do about a cracked tongue? My tongue is very badly cracked at the sides and middle. Eating is becoming very painful. My tongue sometimes gets very swollen and hurts very badly. Why can I do about this? Is there medication or home remedies i can

What can I do about a cracked tongue? My tongue is very badly cracked at the sides and middle. Eating is becoming very painful. My tongue sometimes gets very swollen and hurts very badly. Why can I do about this? Is there medication or home remedies i can

See dentist: A fissured tongue is congenital and a benign condition. But a tongue that is cracked, swollen and painful is abnormal. It could be something simple like a vitamin deficiency, or it could be an infection. Either way, you need to be examined. ...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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Corner of mouth outside is red/painful it cracks and peels no apparent bump/acne/hair follicle etc sometimes goes almost all away then comes back?

Corner of mouth outside is red/painful it cracks and peels no apparent bump/acne/hair follicle etc sometimes goes almost all away then comes back?

Angular cheilitis: Multifactorial disorder of infectious origin. The sores are often infected with fungi (yeasts), or sometimes bacteria, or both. Several nutritional deficiency states of vitamins or minerals have been linked to AC. It is thought that in about 25% of people with AC, iron deficiency or deficiency of B vitamins are involved. Keep a good oral hygiene, try to eat healthier and take a good multi-vitamin. ...Read more