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Old 09-29-2010, 02:50 AM   #1
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Cracks on side of mouth

For anyone who may have this condition,sore cracks at the side of your mouth and painfull when opening mouth wide.. i have found out if i stop eating tomatoes ,and apply a little canesten hc cream to the cracks they go away within 4 days ,and then stay away from tomatoes altogether they do not return.

 
Old 10-01-2010, 11:39 PM   #2
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Re: Cracks on side of mouth

I got the same problem. I started having this problem when I was in university.
Over the span of about 4 years, I saw about 4 different doctors and 2 dermatologists.

Short to say, the condition is called angular cheilitis.
Like you, things like tomatoes will trigger this problem for me.

There seems to be a lot of things out there that trigger this problem for me.
ie - soy sauce, tomatoes, salad dressings (caeser, italian) or any other foods which are high in acid.

I normally experience this problem in minor outbreaks, but like you, they normally heal up in 4 days - although there is a bit of discoloration left where the crack was.

What really fixes it for me is this.
I typically use a strong soap (ie dish detergent) and wash the sore out. Afterwards, I will apply a generous amount of petrolatum/petroleum jelly.
I will also supplement my diet with a good amount of vitamin b2 (riboflavin). You wont be able to find this as a standalone pill, but you will find it in vitamin b complex vitamins. A small amount will be sufficient. Eggs are also a good source.

After this, I will be healed up in 2 days....although the discoloration has never gone away

 
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