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

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yeast

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

In brief: Yeast

In addition to dr raff's answer, occasionally this is the result of a yeast infection which disappears with antifungal therapy.
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Dr. Martin Raff
Agree fully with Dr. Diamond.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Not usually

May be vitamin deficiency, may be overdryness of the edge of the mouth.
Sometimes infection will occur secondarily.

In brief: Not usually

May be vitamin deficiency, may be overdryness of the edge of the mouth.
Sometimes infection will occur secondarily.
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