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What can I do for cracks on the side of my mouth?

What can I do for cracks on the side of my mouth?

CRACKS MOUTH CORNERS: Without looking i couldn't be sure, but it sounds as if you have a condition called, angular stomatitis or perleche. Often due to a yeast infection. Stop chewing gum, use a mild toothpaste (tom's of maine is a good one); don't eat raw fruit without cutting it up. A prescription product called mycolog cream can sometimes 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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What can I do for cracks on the side of my mouth?

CRACKS MOUTH CORNERS: Without looking i couldn't be sure, but it sounds as if you have a condition called, angular stomatitis or perleche. Often due to a yeast infection. Stop chewing gum, use a mild toothpaste (tom's of maine is a good one); don't eat raw fruit without cutting it up. A prescription product called mycolog cream can sometimes help. ...Read more

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The side of my mouth is cracked how can I get it heal?

The side of my mouth is cracked how can I get it heal?

MeticulousCareNeeded: This is fairly common. First decide if you are eating any foods that irritate your mouth or lips. Do you get chapped lips fairly often? Does saliva collect in the corners of your mouth? Do you work outdoors or in the wind?Well, you get the drift. Next try to keep the corners of your mouth dry and protected from saliva and use a topical steroid and antibacterial ointment and Chap-Stick. ...Read more

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The left side of my face occasionally cracks. Sometimes I'm able to open my mouth wide without any problems. ?

The left side of my face occasionally cracks. Sometimes I'm able to open my mouth wide without any problems. ?

Cracking tmj: Hi YAbbas, if by "cracking" you mean a popping noise, then this is suspicious for temporomandibular disorder (TMD). Causes usually include trauma, behavioral factors, posture, ticks,and dental structure. It can be diagnosed easily by your doctor. Treatment is based around limiting pain. Your doctor should advise you on the best non-pharmacologic treatments to start. ...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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I spend a lot of time in the pool. My mouth ends (sides) harden and crack..How to prevent this?

I spend a lot of time in the pool. My mouth ends (sides) harden and crack..How to prevent this?

Moisturize: Due to the chemicals in the pool water, and also possibly your own skin 'makeup', you may be more prone to having the sides of your lips 'crack'. Simply using a waterproof lip balm will greatly help. You must keep your lips moisturized, as they are drying out, which is causing the problem. A dentist can also prescribe a medicine if it's a fungal infection that can often be the culprit. ...Read more

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I had jaw surgery over 2 years ago and i've had cracks at the sides of my mouth for months now and tried everything, any ideas?

I had jaw surgery over 2 years ago and i've had cracks at the sides of my mouth for months now and tried everything, any ideas?

Lips? TMJ's?: I am unclear as to your question: is it a cracking noise from your jaw joint, or cracks in the corners of your lips. The former could be some joint derangement related or unrelated to surgery. The latter is called angular cheilitis, and could be a vitamin b deficiency or a build up of saliva all the time at the corners of the mouth. See oral surgeon! ...Read more

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