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Skin at corners of mouth won’t heal


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#1 Thinner092

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 09:34 AM

So my mouth corners are dry and cracking. Yuck. One side has been this way for a week. I’ve tried using Shea butter lip balm and it soothes the pain but it’s not healing. What would you do? I’ll take any idea?

I’m not malnourished right now. My BMI is 17.

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 09:42 AM

I have the SAME problem, except it's one corner of my mouth and it's had trouble healing for the last.... two years.

I've noticed that a really good, nonscented lip balm helps, as does staying hydrated. It absolutely can be related to vitamin deficiencies which, if you have an ED, you probably have one or two even if they're not major/you're not very malnourished. 

 

There's also something called angular cheilitis which causes the corner(s) of your mouth to become cracked, but that isn't it necessarily. 

 

But again, staying hydrated and moisturizing (the cracks especially) is what's helped me at least lessen how bad mine is. 


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#3 Thinner092

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 09:54 AM

Thank you so much. At least I’m not alone! Yes, I’ve been underweight a long time so it makes sense it would catch up with me. I did just add dry fasting to my regime so maybe that’s not going to work for me. 😂

Thanks for your response!

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 09:24 PM

Yeah definitely don’t dry fast. You need a lot of water, moisturiser, lip balm, etc. Never leave your lips dry at least till it heals.
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Posted 25 June 2020 - 02:45 PM

Yeah definitely don’t dry fast. You need a lot of water, moisturiser, lip balm, etc. Never leave your lips dry at least till it heals.


I’m trying to drink all kinds of water and keep lip balm in my pocket so I always have it! Can’t wait until it heals. I really hope it’s not years for me...
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Posted 25 June 2020 - 05:38 PM

I’m trying to drink all kinds of water and keep lip balm in my pocket so I always have it! Can’t wait until it heals. I really hope it’s not years for me...


Nah I get this issue all the time when I forget to stay hydrated and such, it’ll go away you just gotta keep up with it. It might mean you have generally dry skin btw, so that could be useful info for general skincare
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Posted 26 June 2020 - 02:19 PM

Nah I get this issue all the time when I forget to stay hydrated and such, it’ll go away you just gotta keep up with it. It might mean you have generally dry skin btw, so that could be useful info for general skincare


Yeah, I have dry skin. Really dry. I guess this makes sense then.
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Posted 28 June 2020 - 11:53 AM

sounds to me like angular chellitits.... as gross as it sounds put vagisil on it lol its is a small fungal infection. i went to the pharmacy with something like this and the girl at the counter told me to use it... 2 weeks of cracking skin and it was gone in one day


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Posted 28 June 2020 - 11:58 AM

Hey I am having the same problem. I read a lot of blogs about it . Apparently coffee with sugar and aloe Vera seems to worry really well

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 01:50 PM

sounds to me like angular chellitits.... as gross as it sounds put vagisil on it lol its is a small fungal infection. i went to the pharmacy with something like this and the girl at the counter told me to use it... 2 weeks of cracking skin and it was gone in one day


Thank you! I read that too and have been trying salt and baking soda rinse on separate days. Better to face the possibility than ignore it, right?? Fungal mouth infection. 🤢

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Posted 04 July 2020 - 07:13 PM

Put on some kind of thick oil (i love castor oil) massage your lips til it absorbs it put on another very thin layer then put on the lip balm, i find lip balms not moisturizing at aaaall.
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Posted 20 September 2020 - 05:23 PM

I know this is super old, but if you haven't figured it out, definitely try something like clotrimazole (might be the same ingredient in vagisil, not sure, but you can buy a tube super cheap on Amazon). If it's angular chelitis it won't go away with just moisturizer, unfortunately.

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 01:06 PM

Put Vaseline on it, especially before you go to sleep. Slather on a thick layer. Do this during the day, too. Try not to lick your lips.
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Posted 02 October 2020 - 04:48 PM

I know this is an old thread but maybe try vitamin B supplements? They work for me.

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Posted 02 October 2020 - 06:12 PM

Try triple antibiotic ointment usually used for cold sores. A dentist I used to work for used to recommend that.


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Posted 11 October 2020 - 04:46 AM

Sounds like lack of one of the B vitamins to me! I used to get that sometimes, and it went away when I included that into my supplement routine when nothing else seemed to help

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Posted 13 October 2020 - 09:30 AM

Seconding the miconazole/vagisil. didn’t have angular chelitis but I had a super irritated scalp and it fixed it in a matter of days.

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Posted 19 November 2020 - 04:22 PM

it happened to me couple times, when i went to pharmacy for advice they said its probably a deficiency ( i think she said zinc and manganese?) i know its an old thread but i was in normal bmi at the time so it doesnt matter wht bmi you are you can still get deficiencies


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Posted 26 November 2020 - 07:37 AM

It can be a deficiency but it can also be a yeast infection. Clean the area, keep it clean and go to the pharmacy for a cream. I hope it goes away.

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Posted 28 November 2020 - 02:53 AM

I get this when I low restrict or fast, especially in winter. Blistex lip balm helps immensely, put it on thick before bed and apply more if/whenever you wake throughout the night

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