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Tips for Angular cheilitis

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 2, 2008
  • 04:33 AM

Angular cheilitis manifests in the form of lip corner sores that make it painful to open the mouth to eat, speak or laugh. This problem is caused by the infection of the lips by a fungal bacteria. Drinking chilled liquids will numb your mouth and take away the discomfort momentarily. Soft, cold foods that do not irritate any open sores are highly recommended for such lesions. If you wear dentures or braces, you may want to get them refitted, as ill-fitting dentures or braces are a primary cause of these ulcers. You should also take a break from wearing them if they are the cause of the problem. You should rinse your mouth with dilute hydrogen peroxide for sanitizing. Alternately, you can also use a solution of one tablespoon baking soda in a glass of water for the same purpose. You must avoid sugar, which generally aggravates discomfort.
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  • It may sound a bit odd, but when my angular cheilitis flares up, I dab a very small amount of athlete's foot cream on it before I go bed (just after I have brushed my teeth). I repeat this in the morning after I have showered. If I do this twice a day like this for a few days, it clears up. The area stings slightly for about five minutes after applying the cream. One thing I found really aggrevates angular cheilitis is toothpaste. I switched to Squiggle, which does not contain sodium laurel sulphate, and it makes a huge difference.
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  • It may sound a bit odd, but when my angular cheilitis flares up, I dab a very small amount of athlete's foot cream on it before I go bed (just after I have brushed my teeth). I repeat this in the morning after I have showered. If I do this twice a day like this for a few days, it clears up. The area stings slightly for about five minutes after applying the cream. One thing I found really aggrevates angular cheilitis is toothpaste. I switched to Squiggle, which does not contain sodium laurel sulphate, and it makes a huge difference.that sounds strange I know the hom remedies for angular cheilitis you can find at sites likecheilitis treatment but are you sure thats safe?
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    • February 28, 2010
    • 07:29 AM
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  • that sounds strange I know the hom remedies for angular cheilitis you can find at sites likecheilitis treatment but are you sure thats safe?Angular cheilosis is a condition that is caused by the overgrowth of yeast in the mouth-yes it is a fungal infection. The use of the "athletes foot" cream is okay, and as a dental hygienist I usually recommend it. But you also have to rebalance the body. Yeast overgrowth is usually a result of taking a regimen of antibiotics. It kills the bad bacteria but also kills the good bacteria-which keeps the yeast in check. You need to re introduce good bacteria by eating yogurt with active cultures, drink acidophoulos milk, or taking the acidophoulos tablets (that have been refrigerated) from the health food store. Hope this helps.
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  • I am trying to figure out what is causing my angular chelitis. I have an ointment my doctor gave me to put on the corners of my mouth whenever i get it, but it seems to come back. I have read elsewhere that toothpaste can CAUSE this condition. Sodium Laurel Sulfate or whatever that ingredient you listed....i have heard the same. That it can CAUSE this condition. BUT! I stood in the store for hours one day reading the ingredients on many toothpastes. THEY ALL CONTAIN this ingredient. Mostly all of them. Like 1 or 2 dont have it. I have used colgate brand for years and years, and now i use a whitening version, and i have this problem. I dont think its the whitening? Or is it? I am not sure. I have used the whitening kind for awhile now. So i have no clue. Any toothpaste brand i can find in the store that might stop this?~
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  • Yes, it CAN be the whitening version. My daughter got angular cheilitis for the first time, and we had accidentally begun using whitening toothpaste - my friend just told me that her daughter gets it every time she uses whitening toothpaste - but not regular toothpaste (even with sls in it). Her dermatologist was the one that told her it is the whitening toothpaste that is a problem for many people - and her daughter never gets it unless she accidentally uses that kind of toothpaste. So it might well be that that is the problem!I am trying to figure out what is causing my angular chelitis. I have an ointment my doctor gave me to put on the corners of my mouth whenever i get it, but it seems to come back. I have read elsewhere that toothpaste can CAUSE this condition. Sodium Laurel Sulfate or whatever that ingredient you listed....i have heard the same. That it can CAUSE this condition. BUT! I stood in the store for hours one day reading the ingredients on many toothpastes. THEY ALL CONTAIN this ingredient. Mostly all of them. Like 1 or 2 dont have it. I have used colgate brand for years and years, and now i use a whitening version, and i have this problem. I dont think its the whitening? Or is it? I am not sure. I have used the whitening kind for awhile now. So i have no clue. Any toothpaste brand i can find in the store that might stop this?~
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    • October 6, 2010
    • 05:28 PM
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  • our pharmacist told us it's fine to use the athlete's foot creme. You can also use the creme for vaginal yeast infections (either prescription or over the counter). They are all anti-fungal. that sounds strange I know the hom remedies for angular cheilitis you can find at sites likecheilitis treatment but are you sure thats safe?
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    • October 6, 2010
    • 05:32 PM
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  • "Angular cheilitis manifests in the form of lip corner sores that make it painful to open the mouth to eat, speak or laugh. This problem is caused by the infection of the lips by a fungal bacteria. Drinking chilled liquids will numb your mouth and take away the discomfort momentarily."Cool, this information is really great, it will help to people like me who don't know the Angular cheilitis. Thank you so much for sharing this kind of information.
    inellgilsta 30 Replies
    • December 8, 2010
    • 06:44 AM
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  • I am trying to figure out what is causing my angular chelitis. I have an ointment my doctor gave me to put on the corners of my mouth whenever i get it, but it seems to come back. I have read elsewhere that toothpaste can CAUSE this condition. Sodium Laurel Sulfate or whatever that ingredient you listed....i have heard the same. That it can CAUSE this condition. BUT! I stood in the store for hours one day reading the ingredients on many toothpastes. THEY ALL CONTAIN this ingredient. Mostly all of them. Like 1 or 2 dont have it. I have used colgate brand for years and years, and now i use a whitening version, and i have this problem. I dont think its the whitening? Or is it? I am not sure. I have used the whitening kind for awhile now. So i have no clue. Any toothpaste brand i can find in the store that might stop this?~Angular cheilities causes are varied and different. I still hav'nt find a solid reson for that. but this is the first time that I read toothpaste can cause angular cheilitils. More info here- http://www.angularcheilitisanswers.com/angular-cheilietes-causes/
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 21, 2010
    • 01:56 PM
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  • "Angular cheilitis manifests in the form of lip corner sores that make it painful to open the mouth to eat, speak or laugh. This problem is caused by the infection of the lips by a fungal bacteria. Drinking chilled liquids will numb your mouth and take away the discomfort momentarily."Cool, this information is really great, it will help to people like me who don't know the Angular cheilitis. Thank you so much for sharing this kind of information.-----------Holly Haden hemorrhoid miracle
    inellgilsta 30 Replies
    • January 6, 2011
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  • I hate all creams but I guess I will have to use one :/
    eroszamp 1 Replies
    • January 11, 2011
    • 01:40 PM
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  • Cant belienve the amount of scams on the internet trying to get you to pay for information on angular chelitis. I have some athletes foot cream so I will try it and let you guys know if it works. Just wondering if it matters which kind of athletes foot cream I use, mine is TOLNAFTATE. Is this okay?Frank
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    • January 30, 2011
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  • I was instructed by my health care provider, a LPN, to use Tolnaftatecream for athlete's foot. Same yeast overgrowth on mouth as can occur in other areas of the body, causing the corner cracks, sensitive mouth skin. I am just starting this after a month under dermatologist care using Nystatin with no improvement. Will report back weekly. This is a painful, ugly condition and hope to share my "cure" in this forum.
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  • In treating your AC, you can use home remedies. Using natural home remedy defeats the microorganism by drying them out but does so wtihout drying out your skin. No matter what types of angular cheilitis treatment you are undergoing, prevention is always a better alternative. Always bring a lip balm with you if you feel your lips are dry and avoid licking and finally, eat healthier foods and live a healthy lifestyle.
    marcusqueen 1 Replies
    • August 17, 2014
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  • There are different causes for angular cheilitis, best is to determine what is actually causing the problem in the first place, I went through alot of hassle with mine, check with your doctor, though a lot of people comlain that the medications they prescribe dont work.. they didnt for me either, but give them a try, if not check out http://cheilitistreatment.com thats the remedy I used to finally get rid of mine. Worked great

    best of luck
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • August 24, 2014
    • 07:22 PM
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