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Treatments For Actinic Cheilitis
I think I have early stage actinic cheilitis due to loss of sharp bottom lip border and extremely dry lips. Can treatment restore vermillion border?
See a dermatologist: At 29, you are not likely to have significant actinic change. You may be compulsively licking. You may be using asthma therapies which dry your lips. Meanwhile you can get a chapstick containing sunscreen. You can apply ointment such as vaseline or Aquaphor several times a day. Excessive Vit A (pills, not foods) and various meds can cause this. Autoimmune disease is less likely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It looks like I have actinic cheilitis, I have trouble swallowing and have bumps on the back of my tongue and my epiglottis is visible. What's wrong?
Dysphagia: You have dysphagia at a minimum and would need to see your health care provider about the possibility of actinic cheilitis which is a lip problem. The other signs you mention are not necessarily abnormal. Please see the following link. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/tc/difficulty-swallowing-dysphagia-overview ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What OTC treatment can be used to heal angular cheilitis? taking multivitas and looking for something topical for pain relief and healing. hydrocorti?
Laser treatment: Or antimicotic medication.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have exfoliative cheilitis.how to cure this ?.how will u differentiate between actinic and exfoliative ?.my case is it started with lower lip and th
The management of: ..this condition may depend upon the underlying cause. Poor oral hygiene, allergies, vitamin deficiencies, a weakened immune system, long term antibiotic use & yeast (thrush) can contribute to it. By contrast, actinic cheilitis is a result of long term exposure to sunlight. If there's a specific cause of exfoliative cheilitis, this must be treated. If not, it can only be managed symptomatically. ...Read more
Dx & treatments 4 angular cheilitis during long term abx treatment. R there tests 2 tell if it's caused by fungus, bacteria or both? Best treatments?
Wrong question: Angular cheilitis is due to SALIVA. While treatment against yeast and staph may sometimes be useful, they are of peripheral interest. Most of these are in older people who have lost teeth. They have a deep fold of skin which draws in saliva by capillary action, usually during sleep. Protection of the skin from saliva is key. Apply vaseline [Aquaphor] at bedtime and several times a day. Chapstick i ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chelitis: Many conditions and factors can precipitate transient or chronic cheilitis, including overexposure to the sun, nutritional deficiencies, allergies, medications, dehydration, diet and certain systemic diseases. Transient cheilitis typically requires no medical intervention. Treatment for chronic cheilitis depends on the underlying cause. ...Read more
I suffer from angular cheilitis. Are there any good natural herbal remedies for treatment of angular cheilitis?
No quick treatments: Angular cheilitis is the cracking at the corners of the mouth, with some inflammation and probably some candidal yeast overgrowth. A little Clotrimazole antifungal cream and a little Hydrocortisone cream for week can make it better. There aren't herbal creams that decrease inflammation the way Hydrocortisone does. A doctor can check for signs of vitamin deficiency, lip eczema, or oral herpes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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