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I Have Cracks In The Corner 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 (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
Angular Cheilitis: Or cracks at the corners of the mouth. The most common cause of the cracks is a fungal infection. Home remedies for cracked corners of the mouth include drinking plenty of water and using a lip balm that contains beeswax or petroleum jelly. Stay away from treatments or creams containing alcohol or menthol. Rec.: if concerned see your dentist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Since a few months I have a returning sore crack on right corner of my mouth. Could it be herpes even though I never had any blisters? Or what is it?
I have a genitic condition! cracks in the corners of my mouth.My doctor prescrbed Fucidin ointment 2% is not working.
Daktacort has been suggested.?
See derm: See a dermatologist because they can give a treatment that will work. ...Read more
Ointment: A and d ointment usually works well. This has those 2 vitamins in it. Also, resist the urge to lick your lips, and keep them lubricated with lip balm of some kind. See your dentist if you have worn down teeth or dentures, as this may be partly causing it. Check your diet for sufficient vit. C . Good luck. ...Read more
I get splits/cracks in the corner of my mouth from time to time. What's the best way to clear it up. ?
Two steps: Short term, try ointments such as Aquaphor. Long term, please have your B-12 level checked since B12 Deficiency can cause cracked lip corners known as angular cheilitis. ...Read more
Cracks: Dermatologist might help if causing discomfort.Get a more detailed answer ›
Angular Chelitis: You probably have angular chelitis though generally there is some itching or burning associated with it but not always. One thing that can cause this is eating a lot of acid containing foods like tomatoes or oranges. You might try using Hydrocortisone cream over the counter 4-5 times a day but will most likely need prescritption strength to clear it up. Your dentist is the best person to see. ...Read more
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