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Recurring Cracked Mouth Corner
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
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
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
No.: Cheilosis may be a manifestation of vitamin b2, vitamin b6, Folic Acid (vitamin b9), iron or zinc deficiency. It is also encountered in crohn's disease, acrodermatitis enteropathica, alcoholism, celiac disease and malabsorption syndrome. The cause has to be established and the vitamin and mineral deficiency or the underlying disorder has to be treated. ...Read more
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
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?
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?
I think I have angular chelitis since both corners of my mouth are cracked and red. They also itch and burn. What should I do to treat them?
I have been sick and down with fever. The corners of my mouth have cracked and I have very small bumps on my lips. Should i be worried?
Maybe cold sores: These may be cold sores - part of your illness & fever. If you can see a doctor or get to a clinic, do. It might help speed up your recovery and prevent complications. In the meantime rest, drink lots of fluids, keep the sores clean & moist with blistex. Best wishes - try to be seen! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ceased Desonide. bumps on lower lip went away, cracked mouth corners healing, now have soft painless bump on inside of lower lip. What's going on?!
I wear a mouth guard to correct my TMJ and it's the kind I wear on my bottom jaw 24/7, even while eating. I noticed while I was rinsing it off after a bowl of cereal this morning that a small piece in the back corner cracked off. I think I may have swa
Normal wear: Plastic is relatively fragile. Small pieces can break off. Unless you are having GI issues (pain, bleeding) anticipate that the small piece will pass through. Know that wearing a mouth guard 24/7 can change your bite. Call your Dentist to smooth your appliance and to check your occlusion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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