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What can cause angular cheilitis?

What can cause angular cheilitis?

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

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Painful Cracks At The Corners Of Mouth (Definition)

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What can cause angular cheilitis besides anemia or vitamin deficiency?

What can cause angular cheilitis besides anemia or vitamin deficiency?

Many things: Classically vitamin B12 or iron deficiency is the text book answer, but in the us today, this type of inflammation is more often caused by topical trauma, such as wind, cosmetics, or mouth pieces used in some sports. Some medicines cause the mouth and lips to become dry, and occasional allergic reactions to meds or foods have been reported. ...Read more

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What causes angular cheilitis and how can one treat it?

What causes angular cheilitis and how can one treat it?

Angular Cheilitis: Some causes are iron deficiency anemia, vitamin b2 deficiency, zinc deficiency, old age with missing teeth, chapped lips from cold weather, fungal infection, or medications that dry the skin. Treatment is treating the cause, such as topical antibiotics or vitamin supplement. ...Read more

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What causes angular cheilitis and how can itbe treated?

What causes angular cheilitis and how can itbe  treated?

Yeast: This problem is also called perleche and is caused by moisture trapping in the corners of the mouth. First, try applying some otc ketoconazole 1% cream once daily at bedtime. This should clear quickly (3-5 days). This is usually a chronic condition so the using the cream on a regular basis may be needed. If this doesn't fix the problem, see you doctor for help. ...Read more

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What is angular cheilitis caused by in kids and in adults?

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

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I suspect that I have angular cheilitis (have not been officially diagnosed). What causes this, so I know how to prevent it? Any home remedies?

I suspect that I have angular cheilitis (have not been officially diagnosed). What causes this, so I know how to prevent it? Any home remedies?

? Vitamin deficiency: Vitamin B2 deficiency can be a cause, besides other causes as bad teeth or gum disease, ask your pharmacist about a vitamin preparation with high vit b2 content, another source is yeast tablets. If no improvement, see your dentist / primary doctor ...Read more

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How long does angular cheilitis take to heal? Dry, scabby & flaky which make it hard to eat & smile. Caused by accutane? It's very aggravating. Tips?

Takes time: No quick remedy. here are some pointers. Do not lick that area, if you do...may cause worsening. You may try B complex vitamins daily. Topical canker sore meds/ applications may help. Nothing definitive really. Do not expose to cold and avoid dryness. ...Read more

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Can I kiss my boyfriend if I have angular cheilitis caused by a bacteria?

Can I kiss my boyfriend if I have angular cheilitis caused by a bacteria?

Angular cheilitis: This is usually caused by factors other than infection, although may be secondarily overgrown with fungi, bacteria, and so on. May be treated with topical therapies and if your BF does not have an issue with this is probably OK to go ahead and kiss him. ...Read more

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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 more

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21 yr-old had 8 months of upper respiratory and urinary symptoms, felt caused by infections, and may have immune system disorder on test results.....?

21 yr-old had 8 months of upper respiratory and urinary symptoms, felt caused by infections, and may have immune system disorder on test results.....?

Possible vasculitis: I would have an ANCA panel checked, especially with you saying you're having hematuria and proteinuria. There are a few conditions we refer to as pulmonary renal syndromes and they are all a type of vasculitis. Some of the names are Wegener's and Goodpasture's. ...Read more

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How to cure my angular cheilitis?

Dry and anti fungal.: Keep corners of your mouth as dry as possible. A topical anti fungal will often resolve this. Use for 10 days after resolution of symptoms to ensure yeast is gone. ...Read more

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How to know if I have angular cheilitis?

Chelitis: You will have inflamed, red patches at corners of the mouth. Do not lick lips. Apply 1% hydrocortisone cream 2-3 times per day. ...Read more

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Angular cheilitis cracking, advice on meds?

Angular cheilitis cracking, advice on meds?

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

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What should I do to take care of angular cheilitis?

What should I do to take care of angular cheilitis?

Steroid cream: Angular cheilitis could be a sign of vitamin or mineral deficiency including iron. Consider evaluating your diet and vitamin/mineral intake and consider seeing a dermatologist if it doesn't clear up for a steroid cream or other treatment. ...Read more

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Does anybody know any home remedies for angular cheilitis?

Does anybody know any home remedies for angular cheilitis?

Vaseline: Any ointment that will moisturize the corners of your mouth will usually help the symptoms. ...Read more

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I have angular cheilitis. what topicals should I apply and how long does it take to be cured ?

Saliva: This is due to saliva, sometimes because of dental braces, often older people who have lost teeth causing a deep fold of skin at the corner of the mouth. Saliva is drawn into the deep groove, especially during sleep. Enzymes in saliva attack the skin. There are also yeasts and staph bacteria in saliva. Ointments like vaseline or chapstick help protect the skin. Creams for yeast such as miconazole ...Read more

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Cure for angular cheilitis?

Cure for 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, but is not for long-term use. A doctor can check for signs of vitamin deficiency, lip eczema, or oral herpes. ...Read more

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How to treat angular cheilitis?

How to treat angular cheilitis?

Antifungals: The cause is secondary to overgrowth of microorganisms at the corners of the mouth (usually the yeast candida albicans). The treatment is to treat the yeast with medicine such as Nystatin and/or by addressing some of the causes which lead to the overgrowth in the first place (excessive saliva pooling at the corners of the mouth). See your dermatologist and/or dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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