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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Painful Cracks At The Corners Of Mouth (Overview)

(angular cheilitis) uncomfortable broken skin at the corners of the lips.


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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

Dr. Tanya Russo
55 Doctors shared insights

Painful Cracks At The Corners Of Mouth (Overview)

(angular cheilitis) uncomfortable broken skin at the corners of the lips.


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Ate a lot of pineapple today. The corners of mouth are really irritated now. How do I get rid of the irritation. What caused it?

Ate a lot of pineapple today. The corners of mouth are really irritated now. How do I get rid of the irritation. What caused it?

Lip irritation: Pineapple has enzymes that can breakdown tissues and cause bleeding. These are concentrated in the core.. There are also many people who are allergic to pineapple. Fortunately this will heal quickly. In the meantime avoid spicy and acidic foods that can make it more sensitive. Lip balm will help the corners of. Your mouth. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Bowman Dr. Bowman
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Painful cracks at the corners of mouth (Tip)

There is a specialty for pain management. ...See more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your pain medication as directed
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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

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Avoid footwear with hard soles
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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

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Painful cracks at the corners of mouth (Tip)

Live with the pain instead of for the pain. ...See more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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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 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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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

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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...

Behçet'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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What are natural ways to cure cracks on the corners of mouth overnight?

What are natural ways to cure cracks on the corners of mouth overnight?

Angular cheilitis: It may be angular cheilitis. See your doctor and let them look at it. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

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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