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Doctor insights on: Lips That Are Cracked Dry And Red Around Corners Of Mouth

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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 and mouth pain. The following also describes me: Lip blister. My medication ‘Amtriptyline’ has caused severe dry mouth and cracked lips. I’ve used OTC histamine mouth wash. Did nothing. HELP!

I am experiencing painful cracks at the corners of mouth and mouth pain. The following also describes me: Lip blister. My medication ‘Amtriptyline’ has caused severe dry mouth and cracked lips. I’ve used OTC histamine mouth wash. Did nothing. HELP!

Cracks/blisters: Make sure you haven't got into the habit of constantly licking your lips. Sometimes things as simple as petroleum jelly applied to the corner of your lips works. If necessary see your own dentist for an evaluation and treatment. He/she may refer you to your primary care physician or a dermatologist if cause is not readily apparent. ...Read more

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Corners of mouth have been dry and burning on and off for three weeks with no redness and no signs of blisters or cracking.

Corners of mouth have been dry and burning on and off for three weeks with no redness and no signs of blisters or cracking.

Cheilitis: First make sure you are not on a fad diet that depletes nutrients and vitamins. Cheilitis (lips) and glossitis (tongue) are classic for vitamin deficiency. Take daily multivitamins and supplemental vitamin C 1000mg per day. Apply moisturizing lip balm. If these measures fail, go see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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

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

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Best lip balm or product for cracked corners of mouth? Had problem for a dew days. I've also heard people use lansinoh (lanolin) on lips. Effective?

Best lip balm or product for cracked corners of mouth? Had problem for a dew days. I've also heard people use lansinoh (lanolin) on lips. Effective?

Try this: A+d original ointment -- yes it's used for baby diaper rash, but I've has my patients use it successfully for cracked corners of the mouth. ...Read more

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Red, bumpy, patchy, dry spots next to corners of mouth/chin. Also on outside corners of nose and eyelid. It's burns. What is this?

Red, bumpy, patchy, dry spots next to corners of mouth/chin. Also on outside corners of nose and eyelid. It's burns. What is this?

Dry skin or infectio: Could be dry skin --use humidifier in room & lotion: if makes it worse could be Angular stomatitis (for mouth issue) which can be due to: long list: see [email protected] Com for whole list. May need diet modification or antibiotic or antifungal cream. See dermatologist if initial diet changes do not help. ...Read more

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What would you recommend for extremely dry, cracked lips with a red ring around the mouth. Been this way for 6 months and used doxycycline and elidel (pimecrolimus).

What would you recommend for extremely dry, cracked lips with a red ring around the mouth. Been this way for 6 months and used doxycycline and elidel (pimecrolimus).

Lip dryness: First you need to stop using all topical stuff on your lips, such as lip balm, lipstick, etc. It can be a contact dermatitis. I would only use vaseline and Elidel (pimecrolimus) twice a day. Do you have skin rashes anywhere else? If so, seek the opinion of an allergist to find out the cause of your problem. ...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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Why do I get a rash on my lips now and again? Red little bumps itchy and swollen. Corners of mouth as well.

Why do I get a rash on my lips now and again? Red little bumps itchy and swollen. Corners of mouth as well.

Seems like cold sore: Your description sounds like that of a cold sore, which appears as groupings of little fluid-filled vesicles about the corners of the mouth, not both simultaneously but successive bouts can alternate from side to side. It's a viral infection, for which most people in society (85-905) have the causative virus, so it's very common. ...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?

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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My daughter has developed a rash on corners of mouth. Red, flat, and has very small dots at edges. No oozing or pustules.?

My daughter has developed a rash on corners of mouth. Red, flat, and has very small dots at edges. No oozing or pustules.?

Angular cheilitis: A rash at both corners of the mouth simultaneously is angular cheilitis. Different causes may include vitamin deficiency, an autoimmune condition that can affect the mouth, viral infections, yeast infections, bacterial infections, atopic dermatitis/eczema, food allergy, contact dermatitis (for example to toothpaste or Chapstick), to name a few. Getting a check by your physician is usually best. ...Read more

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Red flat rash, no pustules / oozing. Small red pin dots around area. Isolated to corners of mouth, no where else. See profile picture for image.?

Red flat rash, no pustules / oozing. Small red pin dots around area. Isolated to corners of mouth, no where else. See profile picture for image.?

Angular cheilitis: A rash at both corners of the mouth simultaneously is angular cheilitis. Different causes may include vitamin deficiency, an autoimmune condition that can affect the mouth, viral infections, yeast infections, bacterial infections, atopic dermatitis/eczema, food allergy, contact dermatitis (for example to toothpaste or Chapstick), to name a few. Getting a check by your physician is usually best. ...Read more

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Lump from end lip to cheek. Grows and shrinks since 2yrs old. Has worsen. Very red and cracked still grows and shrinks. Dc says clogged vein. Advice?????

Lump from end lip to cheek. Grows and shrinks since 2yrs old. Has worsen. Very red and cracked still grows and shrinks. Dc says clogged vein. Advice?????

See a Specialist: A Facial Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist should examine you to determine a diagnosis. Congenital skin cyst or vascular elements may display the characteristics you are having. A specialist is more familiar with these types of issues and should be able to offer treatment to prevent or eliminate the recurrent inflammation you are describing. ...Read more

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Cracked my neck wrong, now I have 4 red lumps and knots running from my middle of my head to my clavicle.

Cracked my neck wrong, now I have 4 red lumps and knots running from my middle of my head to my clavicle.

Cracked neck: You must set up an appointment to see your Gynecologist as soon as possible! The doctor will take your medical history, examine you, and order labs.
The results should be through within a day ro two and your doctor will contact you.
Hope all goes well! ...Read more

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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?

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?

M.D. visit: For the dryness and cracking, a moisturizer with no perfume or fragrance is suggested. Staying hydrated may also help, since you may be dehydrated.
The numbness should also be further examined by your physician. ...Read more

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One small white bump on corner of lip. Just came up today lips are always dry and or cracked in the corners. Should I be worried?

One small white bump on corner of lip. Just came up today lips are always dry and or cracked in the corners. Should I be worried?

Small white bums lip: Likely cheilosis from Vit C deficiency, candida, staph, strep, zinc, B12, iron, colds, rarely immunosupression. Put on petroleum jelly or KY jelly, Take Vit C, multivit, If that does not improve consider topical antibiotic mupirocin. Follow up with doc Do not worry. ...Read more

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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??

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

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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?

Well: Several things can cause this dry skin humidity or dryness of the air or vitamin deficiency. Vaseline type lubrication can help. Consult Healthtap or face-to-face primary care doctor for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Have dry patch at left corner of mouth. Not just cracked corner, more like rash. Doesn't itch. I drink plenty of water and try to get needed vitamins.?

Have dry patch at left corner of mouth. Not just cracked corner, more like rash. Doesn't itch. I drink plenty of water and try to get needed vitamins.?

Possible impetigo: If the patch is like a red rash and a little bit painful, it might be a staph/strep infection...often called impetigo. You could try otc antibiotic ointment (I prefer bacitracin) but if it doesn't respond, see your PCP...or consider a consult with HealhTAP with telemedicine level contact. ...Read more

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Have excessively dry skin at the corners of mouth. How do I treat it?

Have excessively dry skin at the corners of mouth. How do I treat it?

Mouth rash: You may have a fungal infection at the vorner of your mouth, this can be from drooling if you snore or sleep with your mouth open. Fix the underlying problem first, you need an antifungal cream for your lips. ...Read more

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What does it mean to feel like you have a film inside your mouth? Corners of mouth are dry and lines (wrinkles) going down each side of my mouth have appeared (seems like overnight)..

What does it mean to feel like you have a film inside your mouth? Corners of mouth are dry and lines (wrinkles) going down each side of my mouth have appeared (seems like overnight)..

Xerostomia?: Overnight changes may be caused by medications that induce dry mouth by diminishing salivary gland secretion also known as xerostomia which can lead to increased bacteria in the mouth and a plaque. This can also contribute to dry skin. However this is just a shot in the dark and there are many other potential causes. ...Read more

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My daughter has a few subtle red spots that are a bit dry next to the corner of her mouth. They don' t bother her at all. Should I use hydrocortizone?

My daughter has a few subtle red spots that are a bit dry next to the corner of her mouth. They don' t bother her at all. Should I use hydrocortizone?

Ok to try the H.C.: If some spots or bumps around the lips don't have pain, they are less likely to be an infection. Hydrocortisone cream or ointment is fine to try, 3 times a day, for 3-5 days. If the spots look worse the next day or two, a doctor should look at them. If the spots look better each day, one can wean off the Hydrocortisone over a few days. ...Read more

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Edges of mouth red, flaky dry skin now larger with crusty covering area 2 cm long. Inside mouth 1cm from corner to corner feels like burning eat/drink?

Edges of mouth red, flaky dry skin now larger with crusty covering area 2 cm long. Inside mouth 1cm from corner to corner feels like burning eat/drink?

You have a few issue: I see you are treated for a few medical issues already. Now you would be best to see your doctor. There are several possibilities for your issue. Could be from vitamin deficiency to infections your current medications must be reviewed and possible blood work. ...Read more