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What causes angular cheilitis and how can itbe treated?

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Dr. John Ebner
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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