By: Terry Graedon March 20, 2017 9 Comments
    How to Make Angular Cheilitis Disappear with Hyd…

    Angular cheilitis, also known as perl├Ęche, is a very unpleasant condition in which the corners of the mouth crack open. They are usually red and sore. Sometimes this is caused by leaking saliva, whic…

    By: Terry Graedon February 27, 2017 12 Comments
    Could Your Toothpaste Make Your Mouth Sore?

    Is something making your mouth sore? We've heard from many readers with angular cheilitis (sore, inflamed cracks at the corners of the mouth). Figuring out the cause and choosing the right treatment i…

    By: Terry Graedon January 16, 2017 1 Comments
    Will Correcting Vitamin D Deficiency Help a Sore…

    Have you ever discovered that a seemingly simple change made a big difference in a long-standing problem? We are always pleased to hear from people who have found a way to tackle such a puzzle. This r…

    By: Joe Graedon January 21, 2016 6 Comments
    Clear Up Cracks at the Corner of the Mouth with …

    Cracks at the corner of the mouth look ugly and feel terrible. Can castor oil help? Q. A year ago I read your newspaper column and discovered a remedy for cracks at the corner of the mouth. I've had c…

    By: Joe Graedon November 2, 2015 6 Comments
    Athlete’s Foot Cream for Cracked Corners o…

    Q. I used to suffer from painful raw cracks in the corners of my mouth. My dentist suggested I use an inexpensive over-the-counter anti-fungus cream (such as athlete's foot cream). Within a week the c…

    By: Joe Graedon July 27, 2015 4 Comments
    Listerine Cleared Up Angular Cheilitis

    Have you ever suffered with painful cracks at the corners of the mouth that just wouldn't go away? This condition has a lot of different names, which can be confusing. Some call it angular cheilitis. …

    By: Terry Graedon January 20, 2014 3 Comments
    Painful Cracked Lips Linked to Digestive Disorde…

    Q. I suffered from chronic angular cheilitis for years, along with digestive problems. Doctor after doctor dismissed any relationship between the two. I finally saw a nutritionist who identified the p…

    By: Terry Graedon October 21, 2013 3 Comments
    Sublingual B Vitamin Supplement Made Mouth Feel …

    Q. For years I suffered from chronic angular cheilitis (painful cracks at the corners of my mouth). I also had chronic irritable syndrome (IBS). Doctor after doctor dismissed any relationship between …

    By: Terry Graedon March 11, 2013 2 Comments
    Corners of Mouth Healed with Vitamin B

    Q. In a stressful period of life as a young mother of two and finishing chiropractic school, I pushed further into a vegetarian diet. During exams (more stress), I developed angular cheilitis. I immed…

    By: Terry Graedon January 3, 2013 98 Comments
    Angular Cheilitis (Perleche) Home Remedies

    Have you ever suffered with painful cracks at the corners of the mouth that just wouldn't go away? Some people also complain of redness, wrinkling, crusting or fissuring. This condition has a lot of d…

    By: Joe Graedon July 22, 2012 6 Comments
    Listerine Eases Sore Lips

    Q. I suffer from occasional bouts of angular cheilitis. I find that applying Listerine to the sores helps to eliminate the problem within a few days. A. Angular cheilitis is a fancy name for sore red …

    By: Terry Graedon March 19, 2012 6 Comments
    Mentholatum Relieved Cracked Lips

    Q. I had red wet cracks at the corners of my mouth. I began using Mentholatum on my lips every night. That cleared it right up with no recurrence! A. Laboratory research has shown that camphor and men…

    By: Terry Graedon February 20, 2012 32 Comments
    Angular Cheilitis or Cracks at Corners of Mouth

    Q. A friend and I were both recently diagnosed with perleche or angular cheilitis. Although the prescribed medicine (ciclopirox and fluticasone creams) clears it up, the irritation comes right back. I…