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angular cheilitisAngular Cheilitis (cracks at corner of mouth)Terry Graedon - August 26, 2019
woman pointing to painful cracks in the corners of the mouthAngular Cheilitis (cracks at corner of mouth)Joe Graedon - February 15, 2021 - 32 comments

How to Cure Angular Cheilitis with Inexpensive Remedies

Have you ever had irritated cracks at the corners of your mouth? Can you cure angular cheilitis with a simple OTC remedy? Readers share their secrets.

Joe Graedon - December 3, 2018

Save Your Lips While Saving Money Too!

Joe Graedon - November 22, 2018

Do You Ever Lick Your Lips? Lip Licking Will Dry Them Out!

Terry Graedon - May 14, 2018

Antifungal Cream for Cracks in the Corners of the Mouth

Terry Graedon - March 20, 2017

How to Make Angular Cheilitis Disappear with Hydrogen Peroxide

Terry Graedon - February 27, 2017

Could Your Toothpaste Make Your Mouth Sore?

perleche or angular cheilitis, cracks in the corners of the mouth
Angular Cheilitis (cracks at corner of mouth)Terry Graedon - January 16, 2017

Will Correcting Vitamin D Deficiency Help a Sore Mouth?

Although angular cheilitis is more often associated with inadequate vitamin B or iron, one reader found that vitamin D helped her sore mouth.

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Alternative HealthJoe Graedon - January 21, 2016

Clear Up Cracks at the Corner of the Mouth with Castor Oil

Doctors call cracks at the corner of the mouth angular cheilitis, perleche or cheilosis. Getting rid of these nasty fissures can be challenging. Castor oil?

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Angular Cheilitis (cracks at corner of mouth)Joe Graedon - November 2, 2015

Athlete’s Foot Cream for Cracked Corners of the Mouth (Angular Cheilitis)

Cracked corners of the mouth (angular cheilitis) can be painful and embarrassing. There are lot of home remedies that can help clear up the condition.

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Angular Cheilitis (cracks at corner of mouth)Joe Graedon - July 27, 2015

Listerine Cleared Up Angular Cheilitis

Natural antifungal herbal oils in original amber Listerine cleared up angular cheilitis when steroid cream could not.

perleche or angular cheilitis, cracks in the corners of the mouth
perleche or angular cheilitis, cracks in the corners of the mouth
Angular Cheilitis (cracks at corner of mouth)Terry Graedon - January 3, 2013

Angular Cheilitis (Perleche) Home Remedies

Cracks in the corner of the mouth (Angular cheilitis) can be painful. It's unclear what causes these cracks, but nutritional deficiencies may be at fault.