Chapped Cracked Lips That Do Not Heal – It's Probably Angular Cheilitis
If you have chapped cracked lips that do not heal, then it is likely that you have the common but very painful condition known as Angular Cheilitis. Although not life threatening, this is a very persistent and aggressive skin condition which many people find very difficult to shake off.
Caused by a bacterial infection, if left untreated, it can easily develop into a full blown yeast infection and many then find that each attack becomes more severe and lasts for longer until it is an almost permanent feature. Of course, not only do sufferers have the pain to deal with, but Angular Cheilitis is in a very prominent position on the face which can cause embarrassment.
However, the condition can be brought under control. The edges of the mouth are the perfect breeding ground for bacteria as they can be both damp and warm. This is very much an issue if there is a tendency to drool or dribble. This can happen due to badly fitting dentures or mouth braces, pen biting or thumb sucking. If any of these apply, then take steps to have dentures/braces corrected and try to discourage pen biting/thumb sucking, possibly by painting a bitter anti-nail biting liquid on the offending object!
Chapped cracked lips that do not heal can be managed by drying up the affected area. This will starve the bacteria or fungus of oxygen, without which it simply cannot survive. For most people this means surprisingly fast relief-often within a few hours.
If you have had cracked lip corners or scabs for more than a couple of days, it is likely that the condition has taken hold. If you would like to look at pictures that can help you verify your own condition, you can download this simple and effective overnight cure from the Angular Chelitis Foundation.
This cure will dry out the condition within hours, providing fast and permanent relief. Please visit Angular Cheilitis Treatment for natural treatment for chapped cracked lips that do not heal.
Frequently Asked Questions
What causes Angular cheilitis and how can I treat it?
I’m 17, and I live in Washington state so it’s pretty chilly in the winter time. But I don’t lick lips too often and I always try to apply lip balm. Actually I’ve been getting this after I started using my lip balm.
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I sincerely hope you will find a solution soon as I know how painful / uncomfortable it can get during winter.
what do i do when angular cheilitis causes acne?
I have gotten chapped lips in the corner of my mouth causing these leisions and cuts in the corner of my mouth that have gotten out of control (i got it last winter also), ive been told to use petrolium jelly or a lip balm to keep them from cracking but since thats happened ive had major acne surface around that area (which didnt happen last year) and im not really acne prone, like one or two pimples every now and then. i wanna know how i can treat angular cheilitis and acne at the same time.
…. ive pretty much locked myself in my house because its so embarrassing. please help
There are many ways to treat and cure angular cheilitis. Just find different treatment that wont cause you acne.
Cracked corners of the mouth? Please help!?
Hey guys, it’s winter right now and a few days ago i started getting this blister looking type thing on one corner of my mouth. Currently, its just red and peeled now. I put some cream over and vaseline hoping that it might heal. I researched online and the closest thing i could find was ‘Angular Cheilitis’ which is the cracking of the corner of the mouth. I wanted to find remedies for it but you have to pay for it!! Which is really annoying cause i want to reduce the appearance overnight tonight!
Does anyone know it? Or something that may help heal the area !?
The cracked skin doesn’t really hurt!
try luca’s paw paw ointment
comes in a red tube or tub i love that stuff and it helps get rid of cold sores ect
not sure what yours is, hope it gets better