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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 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 causes angular cheilitis and how can one treat it?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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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 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 can cause perioral dermatitis?

What can cause  perioral dermatitis?

Not clear.: The exact cause of perioral dermatitis is not known. However, it may appear after strong topical steroid creams are applied to the face to treat other conditions. (strong topical steroids should never be applied to the face.) the Fluoride in toothpaste is sometimes blamed, but i think it is rarely (if ever) the cause. ...Read more

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What can cause mouth blisters?

What can cause mouth blisters?

Many causes: There are many causes of mouth blisters such as cold sores caused by herpes simplex i virus:canker sore or aphthous ulcer which is caused by stress, hormonal changes, and food allergies; an ulcer caused by a an ill fitting denture or a broken tooth rubbing on exposed tissues and various other causes. ...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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What can cause dermatitis herpetiformis?

What can cause  dermatitis herpetiformis?

Unknown: The cause of dermatitis herpetiformis is unknown. However, there is a strong link to celiac sprue disease (gluten insensitivity). One of the recommended treatments for dermatitis herpetiformis is a gluten-free diet, which may allow the patient to avoid medications. ...Read more

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What can cause nummular dermatitis?

What can cause  nummular dermatitis?

Numular eczema: Nummular ("coin-shaped") eczema (dermatitis) is just a variation on chronic eczema in which you get scattered patches of eczema 1-2" in diameter. They usually respond much better to steroid creams that the diffuse type of eczema. Symptoms are reddening and scaling of the skin and itch. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter treatment can be used to heal angular cheilitis? help!

Multivitamins: Vitamin deficiency is a cause of angular cheilitis. You may take multivitamins available over the counter. If that does not help, it would be prudent to consult a doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause hives?

What can cause hives?

So Many Causes: There are a number of potential causes of hives (urticaria) which include: viral infections, parasitic infections, IgE-mediated allergic reactions like bee stings, medication allergy, latex allergy, food allergy, transfusion reactions, and contact reactions. Some meds/products can induce hives like narcotics, radiocontrast media, muscle relaxants, stinging nettle, physical stimuli, and foods. ...Read more

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What can cause sore eyes?

What can cause sore eyes?

Tired, sore eyes: Dry eye is a common cause of sore eyes. Trick is to rejuvenate tear film (has 3parts) apply heat to eyelids without burning your skin (hot towel in hot water; avoid pushing on eye); re-heating when towel gets cold (like hot towel push ups), it will open the meibomian gland and use artificial tears 4x/day. See eyemd otherwise. Good luck; see eyedoc2020.Blogspot.Com. ...Read more

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What can cause geographic tongue?

What can cause geographic tongue?

Normal: It's also called migratory glossitis. It has a slight female predilection. There are two types of structures on the tongue. Filliform and fungiform papillae. The former tend to wear away faster than the later. There is no worry about 1-2% of the population have it. Not a contagious condition and no treatment is necessary. That's the quick answer. Don't worry about it as there is no treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause skin lesions?

What can cause skin lesions?

Sun damage: Sun damage can cause skin lesions as well as infections, cancer, and autoimmune diseases. It depends on what the lesion is, what it looks like (color, raised, flat etc) and what it feels like (itchy, hot , painful, etc). Skin is the largest organ that protects our bodies and it is exposed to sun, cold viruses, bacteria, stress, injuries and more. Any of these can lead to a lesion. ...Read more

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What makeup can cause dryness?

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What makeup can cause dryness?

Exfoliants: Makeup that contain exfoliants such as aha (alpha hydroxy acids) or retinols can cause dryness. These should be avoided if you have eczema as they may exacerbate it. ...Read more

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What can cause pityriasis alba?

What can cause pityriasis alba?

Pityriasis alba: Pityriasis alba is a common skin disorder in children and young adults, characterized by ill-defined, scaly, faintly pink or red patches. These areas eventually subside, leaving hypopigmented (whitish) areas that slowly return to normal skin color. ...Read more

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What can cause pale lips?

What can cause pale lips?

Anemia: If the lips in question were heathy and pink, and now appear pale, then anemia is the most likely diagnosis. Does this person have a lack of energy? A cause for blood loss? A peculiar diet? Have pale lips checked out by your general physician. ...Read more

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What can treat chapped lips?

What can treat chapped lips?

Topical moisteners: Cahpped lips are dry and lack water/oil on the surface. There are many otc preparations such as carmex and chapstick which are quite effective. It might take a couple of days of application to treat this. ...Read more

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What causes lichen planus and how can it be cured?

What causes lichen planus and how can it be cured?

Mysterious: The exact cause is unknown however may be related to an allergic or immune reaction. Treatments could include: antihistamines, immune-suppressing medications, topical corticosteroids, topical retinoic acid and uv light. ...Read more