Home Remedy For Cracked Lip Corners – Natural Angular Cheilitis Treatment
Cracked lip corners can be extremely painful. Indeed, although small, the cracks, blisters and scabs which can appear at the corners of the mouth can be excruciatingly painful and their size often belies just how bad they can feel!
Known as angular cheilitis, this condition is surprisingly common. Although it is most common the the elderly and in younger children, it can appear in anyone, regardless of age. It is not always simple to determine exactly what has caused the cracked lip corners in every case. However, there are a number of common factors which can make it much more likely.
Excess moisture leaking out of the mouth edges often triggers the condition. For others, it could be pen-sucking or finger biting. In a smaller number of cases, it can be brought about by nutritional deficiencies-particularly Vitamin B12 and Iron. The almost constant moisture causes the skin to crack and split. This area then becomes infected as the damp, moist conditions are a perfect environment for the growth of bacteria and fungal infections. Once this takes hold, it is extremely difficult to eradicate completely.
Fortunately, there are a few simple angular cheilitis treatment options to ease the cracked lip corners. In very mild cases, these may be sufficient to calm the area down, but if the condition has persisted for more than a couple of days, it is likely that an infected has taken hold and you may need to take appropriate action.
If badly fitting dentures are an issue, measures should be taken to have these corrected and with appropriate treatment, the condition should disappear. To prevent pen and finger biting, paint the ends of pens or fingernails with bitter “anti-nail-biting” solution which is readily available from pharmacies. If you feel the condition could have been brought about by deficiencies on Iron or Vitamin B12, low-cost supplements are available if recommended by your doctor. If the angular cheilitis is relatively mild, you can get relief by applying a layer of petroleum jelly or unperfumed lip balm on the cracked lip corners.
If the cracked lip corners have persisted for more than a couple of days, it is likely that the condition has taken hold and become bacterial or fungal in nature and is unlikely to simply heal up without intervention. Fortunately it is possible to completely cure this condition within 24 hours by using a remedy which is guaranteed to work. By this time tomorrow, the pain and soreness will be completely gone-indeed most people notice a significant improvement within a couple of hours. For further information on how to cure cracked lip corners, please visit Angular Cheilitis Treatment
Frequently Asked Questions
Home treatment for Angular Cheilitis ? Can it spread? How long does it take to go away? HELP PLEASEEEE!?
I just found out…Well I am 99.9% sure I have Angular Cheilitis and it’s gross! Ah! So what can I do at home other then lip balm to help fix the problem…How long will it take to go away, and can it spread? Thank you!
most common cause is b vitamin deficiency. start taking a good vit supplement, stay away from acidic foods like oranges and tomatoes and get rid of all soda.
I suffer from Angular Cheilitis. Any Recommended natural herbal remedies for Treatment of Angular Cheilitis?
I am suffering from angular cheilitis for some time. I have cracked lips corners and the skin near the lips looks weird. I do have pain too. Any natural herbal remedies for treatment of angular cheilitis condition? I have heard there are some home remedies to cure this condition. Plz anyone help..
Yes, I know how it feels to have cracked lips. Not only i found it embarrassing but a lot painful as well.
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Does camphor or campho phenique relieve or cure angular cheilitis?
For about a week now I have noticed the little cracks and redness developing in the corners of my mouth, after careful research (intense googling) I have come to realize that my condition is most likely angular cheilitis. I have tried a number of remedies and treatments to solve this problem. I even tried the home remedy offered on several angular cheilitis websites (found the remedy for free luckily). My mom suggested I try using campho-phenique with drying action on the sores followed by lysine coldstick. I am wondering if this is an effective method to resolve my angular cheilitis. While the camphor does give me pain relief and seem to dry out the area I want to know if it will in fact resolve the cheilitis. Also is applying the lysine stick a good idea in addition. Any ideas to help relieve this irritation would be great but I really want to know if I can use the camphor and lysine without having to actually go to a doctor for something which seems so trivial and I have caught on to so early? I do have lesions which bleed if I open my mouth to wide especially in the early morning when a crust like scab appears to form around the little cuts.
In addition it is to my knowledge after researching angular chelitis that drying out the area would be beneficial based upon the causes of angular cheilitis (fungal or bacterial infections are the main causes), so my question is not so much about my lips drying up but whether camphor would be helpful for angular cheilitis?
Your lips might just be drying out because it’s natural for them to, just like mine. I suggest using that medicated chap-stick and use it every time you think your lips are drying up.
What can I do for lip relief until I can visit the doctor?
I would like to begin by saying I am going to the doctor as soon as I return home from school. This is looking for 1) temporary relief as nothing provides it anymore and 2) for a name or something to ask my doctor about. I know it is not angular cheilitis as the doctor and I have already rules that out.
Very dry cracked skin on lips
Inflamed and swollen
Skin peels a lot
Red raw and sore
Edges of my mouth will be very sore
The skin around my mouth will become very red, splotchy, painful, inflamed
This problem has been persisting for about 3 years now and every time it occurs it gets worse.
The problem begins one of two ways. One day my lips will out of nowhere (and very quickly) become very dry and chapped then they will become sore and unable to stay moisturized. The second way it will happen is the corners of my mouth will crack (hence the angular cheilitis) then they will become chapped and the entire process will begin.
There is no link between the symptoms and the weather (and all other climate conditions such as it being dry), my stress level, my menstrual cycle, the season, what foods I eat/drink, or what lip products I use. I have stopped using all lip glosses and flavored chapsticks. I use either plain black label chapstick or petroleum jelly. I have also tried using blistex, medicated blistex, medicated lip treatments, carmex, and even several different types of a product like Neosporin, or nothing at all (as too much moisture was thought to be a problem once).
I have also tried changing my diet, taking more vitamins (multi and a hair, skin and nails), limiting sun exposure, changing skin moisturizers, changing tooth paste, not wearing makeup, everything.
Seeking medical help:
Previously the dermatologist told me to use only petroleum jelly and desitin in the corners of my mouth as it was believe to be angular cheilitis however the problem affects my whole mouth and not just the corners. This form of treatment did not work and the problem eventually went away on its own, only to reoccur a few months later.
Another doctor gave me a cream to use. While at first the cream did made the symptoms subside it quickly became ineffective against the problem.
All forms of treatment (including the ones doctors have prescribed) have resulted in only temporary relief and not solved the underlying problem, they have only treated the symptoms.
I have been doing research on my own. Many people seem to suffer from the same symptoms but
There is no clue as to what the underlying problem may be. The closest I have come is Helicobacter pylori
“Doctors now believe that some of these ulcerative diseases may be caused by H. pylori and other bacteria. A simple blood test will tell you if you have H. pylori bacterium, which is treated with oral antibiotics. If you get frequent mouth sores that do not heal well, especially if you also have other ulcerative or digestive problems, you should talk not only to your dentist about it, but your medical doctor, because it could be a symptom of a larger problem.”
In September I was diagnosed with stomach ulcers and put on omeprazole for ulcers. The problems have existed long before the diagnosis of stomach ulcers however the problem has gotten worse ever since.
Other things that I have found may be the cause:
Eczema of the lips
It HURTS a lot. To the point where opening my mouth hurts. It’s also ugly and nasty looking but that could bother me less. I want relief because it hurts.
Tip of the day: READ.
The doctor told me to use the petroleum jelly. I’m not allergic.
I’ve also increased my water intake and the “natural” Bert’s Bee’s irritates it. If something is inflamed don’t put peppermint on it duh.
I didn’t read past the petroleum jelly part but stop using that stuff. You are probably allergic to it. There are quite a few people who are. Your symptoms are extremely close to that of an allergic reaction. Start using only natural chap sticks without the jelly. Burts bees is one. Also increase you water intake.