Cracked lips at corners

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Avatar n tn For 2 months I have suffered with dry cracked lips, redness in corners of mouth. Moisture tends to collect in corners of mouth. I feel like if I smile my mouth is stretching. I am constantally wiping the moisture out of the corners of my mouth. My lips have a burning sensation inside and out. Mouthwash sets me on fire, but just the anterior portion of my mouth. I have tried many kinds of chapstick. The redness in the corners of my mouth is spreading. It is very embarassing.
Avatar n tn I couldn't wash it immediately as I was in the embassy waiting for the visa interview. After couple of hours the lip had very much swollen and had cracks at both corners of my mouth. Since then for almost 18 months, I have been suffering the dryness and itchy feeling of my lip. My family doctor had recommended Flucidin antibiotic and the anti fungal, Ketoderm with ultimately other doctor asking me to try Canestan. The problem had only temporary relief.
168732 tn?1311715679 It's OK to put Lotrimin on your mouth? Do they make a special one for lips? I've been having the same issues at the corners of my mouth. Never connected it with tx though, just thought it was me. Lip balm isn't helping.
Avatar n tn Stomatitis is an inflammation of the mucous lining of any of the structures in the mouth and Irritation and fissuring in the corners of the lips is termed angular stomatitis. Most common causes are iron deficiency anemia, or vitamin B deficiencies.They can also be caused by allergies and infections.Try taking some iron supplements and multivitamins for some days and see if the sumptoms persist.If they persist,then celiac disease or other causes of malnutrition have to be ruled out.
Avatar n tn i have been suffering for about 2 months with cracked lips at the corners of my mouth please can you help ive tried vasaline which helps it from hurting but its not clearing up
230202 tn?1370797179 Hi everyone. At 21 weeks into treatment, my lips have cracked and on one ocassion they bled. I have a good quality lip balm and that helps at times but I was wondering what others might have used or done to combat this problem. It sort of comes and goes like the severity of the cracking. thank you all......
Avatar f tn licking your lips, which is common when they are dry and irritated, but that tends to irritate the lips even more. When the corners of the lips are cracked, bacteria and yeast that are normally present in the mouth can get into those cracks when there is some dripping of saliva at nighttime and cause more inflammation.
Avatar f tn After the pealing they seem to be nice and smooth but i get dry cracks in the corners of my lips. My lips will be fine for a short period of time and this cycle starts over again. It has happened many time over the past two years. I just thought it was me reacting to my cat. I will kiss her and let her lick me, and I thought that was the cause. But with my wedding coming up I wanted to learn how to prevent it and I came across this.
Avatar n tn I'm now 17 years old, and I still get them every once in awhile during the cold weather, or if I don't get enough hydration, but since I've been drinking lots of water, these cracked lips haven't appeared in a long time. Well, at least until recently. So what has me actually concerned here is that earlier during the week, I caught the common cold from hanging out with one of my friends who was sick with the cold.
Avatar f tn I have never smoked and my bottom lip never seemed to be dry or cracked up. At first it was only in the corners but not it is covering most of the top of my bottom lip.
Avatar n tn Cracked corners of the lips has plagued me for the past year. The only thing I found that keeps it under control is a prescription ointment called ertaczo. The cracks used to extend from the mouth about an inch diagonally to my chin. They hurt like heck when I smile, eat, even speak unless I'm using the ertaczo. I haven't had inner mouth problems (yet) but Ia lot of people here seem to swear by "Magic Mouth Wash.
Avatar n tn But my lps are cracked from the corners. It's about 3-4 years old, my lips keep cracking blood clots, it itches, I scratch it, and fresh blood comes again. I've been to a number of doctors but haven't found my solution. Tho I did do something last time that cured it for a while (I dont remember it now) What do I do?
Avatar f tn But in the last 3 years or so I have been having issues around my lips on my face. Mainly on the right side. They itch so much while I sleep that I scratch them in my sleep not even knowing that I am doing it. I wake myself up sometimes from scratching them. It's always my lower lip line that I am scratching and right corner area. I wake up and the skin is cracked, red, dry, itching, burning and sometimes oozing a clear watery liquid from where the skin is broken.
Avatar m tn I had extremely dry, cracked skin on the corners of my mouth which caused me to not be able to open it very far, as well as the small painful blisters on the top of my mouth. This finally went away, but I now have this small patch of what looks to be clear blisters forming on the center of my upper lip. I've tried chap sticks and carmex, but neither have seemed to work; they only irritate it more.
Avatar n tn So I went to the store and bough some destin and started using it at night the redness was gone overnight but still a little dry and cracked but going to contine to use. I have eczema on other parts of my body but that seem to itch more than what I have on my eyelids. I did try my medication for my eczema on my eyelids and found no relief. I would suggest giving the destin a try.
Avatar m tn Sometime after week 12, I was at the dentist and he noticed the cracked corners of my lips. That caused him to look inside my mouth where there were white patches of fungus. He called it Angular Cheilitis. He then spoke with my Hepatologist who approved an oral fungacide named Fluconsole. I took it for 30 days then stopped and it came right back, so I quess I will have to take it until EOT. See this link to see if it resembles your problem. Topical fungacides might work in your case.
Avatar f tn If there is any fissuring of the corners of the mouth then angular cheilitis should be ruled out. When the corners of the lips are cracked, bacteria and yeast that are normally present in the mouth can get into those cracks when there is some dripping of saliva at nighttime and cause more inflammation.
Avatar m tn ok well im not exactly sure of your whole situation but i have a story and im going to post it too... If you ever have had cracked corners on your mouth or dry, chapped, rashy lips, read this immediately. I used Crest’s Cinnamon Whitening Expressions toothpaste. After I would use it, I noticed that the corners of my mouth would be red and inflamed. I would wake up the next morning and it would be fine… well one day I woke up the next morning and it was still red.
Avatar f tn I get cracked lips on the corners of my mouth about once a month. My doctor tested me for the herpes simplex virus and I tested positive. So he is treating my angular cheilitis, cracked lips at the corner of mouth, for this. However all it is are cracked lips. No sores or scabs. I understand that the herpes simplex virus presents in this way. Could this be a different condition? What else could be causing this?
Avatar n tn However let me clarify, is the peeling only associated with the lips and does not involve the corners of the mouth? Or did it start from the corners of the mouth and eventually involved the lips? A differential will be cheilosis. An allergic reaction to certain external factors like cosmetics, facial cleaners, smoke,dust and other unknown triggers may also be considered.
Avatar f tn Everything they make has made my lips worse and caused cracked corners in my lips. I like Blistex, Burt's Bees, and for daytime when I want a little color, Maybelline Baby Lips. I really like Blistex Deep Renewal for whenever. I wear it alone and under lipstick. When I have really bad cracked lips in the corners, I use Eucerin cream and glob it on the corners (you're doing it right when you look ready for a night out ;) ) of my lips until they clear up.
Avatar n tn I have had sore burning lips and slight cracking in the corners of the lips which burned and hurt years ago when I had a candida infection (vaginal) for years. Eventually it went away. I have also experienced sore lips and cracks in the corners (sometimes red spots seem to be under skin on lips first) when I use asthma inhalers for a while. This is interesting to meAnd sometimes it would happen for no reason. It usually lasted a month of two and then left, except for the candida experience.
Avatar m tn Swollen Lips Red Patches on Lips, Extending to Exterior Area Severely Itchy Cracks at Corners of Mouth Discoloration of Lips in which they become Lighter in Color around the Red Patches No Sores in Mouth No Sore Throat Consistently Dry Feeling - as though nothing (literally) can be absorbed by my lips Red Ring Surrounding Edges of Lips I don't know what to do. This happened very suddenly, without any changes in lifestyle.
Avatar n tn I recently have experienced the same symptoms of the weeping, yellow crust on lips. It started with cracked, chapped lips, and applied Blistex to help heal my lips. Only my lips did not heal. They started appearing swollen, with reddness on inner lips, yellow crust on tops of lips, no pain but about as uncomfortable as a badly chapped lip. On the 4th day I went to go see a doctor; he diagnosed me with a condtion called Impetigo which is a bacterial infection that is very contagious.
Avatar n tn I went online and got freaked out by most of the things and I steralized my tooth brush and then exfoliated my lips. My lips went soft but then the sandpaper feeling returned at least thirty minutes later. The feeling is irritation. Slightly burning feeling. I'm thinking it could be bacteria. Excezma. Btw I'm sixteen. It's not hbv. I'm a very self conscious person. Even though you can't see the bumps unless you look real close. I start school next wednesday and wants it to go away. Help!!!!
Avatar n tn Or a bad case of Chapped lips , a condition whereby the lips become dry and possibly cracked. It may be caused by the evaporation of moisture. Lip balm can often provide temporary relief, though it should not be used extensively. One should avoid licking their lips as saliva contains the enzyme amylase, which can damage the already compromised lip tissue. Honey can be used on the lips as a natural remedy.
1763947 tn?1334058919 fwiw, I got parched and peeling lips, esp. in the corners of my mouth, from taking too much Vitamin B12.
408312 tn?1202062473 I'm in my 40s and started having swollen lips around May 2012 followed by chapped and cracked lips. All I could do was apply petroleum jelly. When it got bad I used Hydrocortisone Butarate and that helped. This went on for 6 months with the only relief being the 3 weeks we were on vacation and camping most of the time (not a lot of fancy cooking). In Nov 2012, I developed small blisters around the perimeter of my mouth that popped then crusted.
Avatar f tn Not quite bumps but texturally different. It was painful to eat or even open my mouth. The skin at the corners cracked so badly that at one point I was picking off the scabbing pieces to be able to open my mouth enough to drink water. My brother and I went to different doctors. Mine diagnosed me with herpes, and gave me a topical analgesic when I emphasized how much discomfort I was in. My brother was diagnosed with thrush, and given an ointment whose name I don't remember.
Avatar n tn but then the inner linning of the same lip has become a bit discolored ( whitish ) and it been quite sometime ...I also have tiny white dotes at the corners of my lips . they are very few but they dont surface ..