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Angular Cheilitis (cracks at corner of mouth)

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.

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Angular Cheilitis (cracks at corner of mouth)

Save Your Lips While Saving Money Too!

When your lips are dry it's hard to avoid licking. That only makes them worse. Lip balms and toothpaste can be problematic. Save your lips with these tips.

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Angular Cheilitis (cracks at corner of mouth)

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

When your lips are dry it's hard to avoid licking your lips. But if you lick your lips you will make them worse. Why is that? How can you moisten your lips?

woman pointing to painful cracks in the corners of the mouth
Angular Cheilitis (cracks at corner of mouth)

Antifungal Cream for Cracks in the Corners of the Mouth

One reader found that cracks in the corners of the mouth disappeared when treated with athletes' foot cream. Others find that changing toothpaste makes a difference.

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Alternative Health

How to Make Angular Cheilitis Disappear with Hydrogen Peroxide

A reader dabs hydrogen peroxide on the corners of the mouth every day after brushing the teeth to make angular cheilitis disappear.

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Angular Cheilitis (cracks at corner of mouth)

Could Your Toothpaste Make Your Mouth Sore?

Certain types of compounds in toothpaste or mouthwash could trigger angular cheilitis and make your mouth sore.

perleche or angular cheilitis, cracks in the corners of the mouth
Angular Cheilitis (cracks at corner of mouth)

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 Health

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)

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)

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)

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.