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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

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 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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How do you treat severe dry mouth, cracked lips, and a white tongue as a side effect of radiation therapy? How long will these symptoms last?

How do you treat severe dry mouth, cracked lips, and a white tongue as a side effect of radiation therapy? How long will these symptoms last?

Xerostomia:: The effect of incidental irradiation to the parotid (salivary) glands. It may be permanent. You need to visit and speak with your radiation oncology team that provided your treatment. There are some simple things that can ameliorate, and there were some options to use during treatment. No sense going there. Your follow up should check tumor control as well as these symptoms. ...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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What can I do about my 10yo's eczema which started as rash around corner of mouth now spread to cheek and back of neck? Prevention and treatment?

What can I do about my 10yo's eczema which started as rash around corner of mouth now spread to cheek and back of neck? Prevention and treatment?

Determine cause.: One of the most important elements in treating eczematous rashes is to determine the cause if possible. See an allergist or dermatologist for evaluation. If needed, allergy testing should be performed. ...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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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

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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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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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My child lips have started as cracked lips in the corner, now it looks like something that is spreading around the mouth. What can I put on?

My child lips have started as cracked lips in the corner, now it looks like something that is spreading around the mouth. What can I put on?

Dig deeper first: Cracked lips may not be as benign as one would think. It could signal a nutritional deficiency. Make sure that his/her diet is adequately balanced first, thus treating the cause. ...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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The corners of my mouth are cracked and sore, is it true that colde sores blister and eczema doesn't?

The corners of my mouth are cracked and sore, is it true that colde sores blister and eczema doesn't?

Third Possibility: It could also be angular chelitis which always occurs in the corners of the mouth. There can be many causes & like herpes & excema is made worse by periods of stress. Your dentist should be able to help determine what's going on and how best to treat it. Cold sores do generally blister or "come to a head" while eczema generally doesn't. Angular chelitis does not either. ...Read more

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I don't think I've ever had a cold sore, however due to the cold weather my lips have cracked and I have a sore area towards the corner of my mouth on the top of the bottom lip which isn't visible when my mouth is shut! It only hurts when I touch it, howe

I don't think I've ever had a cold sore, however due to the cold weather my lips have cracked and I have a sore area towards the corner of my mouth on the top of the bottom lip which isn't visible when my mouth is shut! It only hurts when I touch it, howe

Angular cheilitis: You probably have angular cheilitis. You could apply petroleum jelly or aquaphor to this and your lips frequently. If no improvement consider a topical antifungal like miconazole or even a topical antibiotic since it might be secondarily infected by either yeast or bacteria. ...Read more