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I don't think I've ever had a cold sore, however due to the cold weather my lips have cracked and I have a sore area towards the corner of my mouth on the top of the bottom lip which isn't visible when my mouth is shut! It only hurts when I touch it, howe

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Dr. Thomas Josa
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Angular cheilitis

You probably have angular cheilitis.
You could apply petroleum jelly or aquaphor to this and your lips frequently. If no improvement consider a topical antifungal like miconazole or even a topical antibiotic since it might be secondarily infected by either yeast or bacteria.

In brief: Angular cheilitis

You probably have angular cheilitis.
You could apply petroleum jelly or aquaphor to this and your lips frequently. If no improvement consider a topical antifungal like miconazole or even a topical antibiotic since it might be secondarily infected by either yeast or bacteria.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Mostly due to saliva trapped in a deep fold, typically older people who have lost some teeth.
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