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Can you tell me how could i heal the crack in the corner of my mouth?

Can you tell me how could i heal the crack in the corner of my mouth?

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

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 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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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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Which deficiency causes the corner of your mouth crack?

Which deficiency causes the corner of your mouth crack?

Rarely Vitamin C: Could be a variety causes including yeast infection or significant change in the way your teeth meet (occlusion) so that you close down further thereby irritating the corners of your mouth. See a dentist first. If it's just dry, irritated skin, you could try a;d ointment consistently used daily for 2 weeks can heal these irritations. ...Read more

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Corners of my mouth are cracked will ascorbic acid help?

Corners of my mouth are cracked will ascorbic acid help?

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

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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?

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