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: Joe Graedon February 9, 2015 14 Comments
    Castor Oil Helps Cracked Fingertips and the Corn…

    Q. After successfully using castor oil to heal those pesky fingertip cracks I get every winter (my cousin's suggestion), I decided to try it on the corners of my mouth. They are always cracked and som…

    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 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: 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…