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.
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?
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.
A reader dabs hydrogen peroxide on the corners of the mouth every day after brushing the teeth to make angular cheilitis disappear.
Although angular cheilitis is more often associated with inadequate vitamin B or iron, one reader found that vitamin D helped her sore mouth.
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?
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.