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Why do I get angular cheilitis? Is it an infection?

Why do I get angular cheilitis? Is it an infection?

Yeast: In addition to dr raff's answer, occasionally this is the result of a yeast infection which disappears with antifungal therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...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.....?

Immune deficiency: Would like to know how low the IgG is . In this case I would consider a functional immune evaluation by studying his pre and post Pneumococcal 23, and Td immune response if the IgG is only borderline low. If it is very low, then IVIG is likely indicated (I have yet had a patient who can tolerate SCIG). I would also like to find out what the urinary culture results are. If they have not been revealing , then a PCR bacterial analysis would be indicated. The mucosal ulcerations is suggestive of an autoimmune disorder and I would include Reiter's syndrome in my diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of angular cheilitis?

How can I get rid of angular cheilitis?

The cause first...: There are many causes of angular cheilits and therefore treatment varies accordingly. The most common cause is simply dry skin or some irritation followed by constant lip licking. Denture wearers with an over-closed bite is another common cause. Fungal infections, more commonly and vitamin deficiency, less frequently. If this is a recurrent probem see a dentist and\or physician. ...Read more

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Hie, every time I kiss a ma boyfriend get cracks at both corners of my mouth. It looks like angular cheilitis. i have spoken to him about it but he felt like I was accusing him so he got cross with me. He too looks like he has got angular cheilitis. He h

Hie, every time I kiss a ma boyfriend  get cracks at both corners of my mouth. It looks like angular cheilitis. i have spoken to him about it but he felt like I was accusing him so he got cross with me. He too looks like he has got angular cheilitis. He h

See below: Many factors contribute to angular cheilitis with the end result being overgrowth of Candida or bacteria that are normally present in the mouth. The condition is not considered to be contagious. For more information see:.. http://bit.ly/1EbRzry and http://bit.ly/1GxjVfs ...Read more

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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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Can you tell me of any angular cheilitis treatments?

Chapstick: Typically most moisturizing ointments will help. It is usually a form of chapping from saliva "drooling", licking the corners of your mouth etc. ...Read more

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What Is The Quickest Home Remedy To Remove Angular Cheilitis ?

One option: Depending on the cause of the Angular Cheilitis - applying honey may be helpful as it is has antiseptic, antibacterial & antifungal effects. Can apply to lesion for 15 minutes at a time. Good luck. ...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