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Old 01-16-2004, 04:22 PM   #1
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Exclamation Lip corners crack!! Ouch!

My lips crack on the corners, and it is painful...Ugh!! I can barely open my mouth. What can I put on it!?? Any help please... Thanks!!

 
Old 01-16-2004, 05:37 PM   #2
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Re: Lip corners crack!! Ouch!

Soar - are you still experiencing the same symptoms? I feel for you! I'm sure you've tried anything and everything, but just to make sure, lets do a checklist:

1) Have you used an anti-yeast cream on your lips?
2) Tried Hydrocortisone?
3) Tried Plain old petroleum jelly?
4) Taken Vitamin B2 or Iron supplements?
5) Switched to milder toothpaste?
6) Avoided acidic foods on the lips (like lemonade or tomato sauce)?
7) Checked for dry mouth syndrome?

Your condition sounds like angular cheilitis, or perleche. If you've tried all of the above I'm at a loss. Hope another poster can help you!

 
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Old 01-20-2004, 11:04 AM   #3
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Re: Lip corners crack!! Ouch!

When I had this, I was told by physician it's a vitamin B deficiency. In the meantime, try Desitin Ointment (available in Baby department at WalMart) at night.

 
Old 01-20-2004, 02:15 PM   #4
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Re: Lip corners crack!! Ouch!

Thanks both of you for responding!! I appreciate it.... I have not checked for dry mouth syndrome....the only thing I have not tried. I have tried anti-yeast and hydrocortizone creams and they tend to burn my lips, but I will try desitin cream. Worth a try! I just starting taking b vitamin supplements so we shall see!!

 
Old 01-20-2004, 03:43 PM   #5
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Re: Lip corners crack!! Ouch!

A co-worker of mine had the same problem, and even though the anti-yeast and hydrocortisone creams burned and made her lips tingle, the dermatologist was very firm that she should continue using them (he said that the burning is due to the inflamation and is not a side effect of the creams). So she kept up with it for about a month and her condition did improve. Not sure if it will help you at this point, but just something I remember. That being said, don't try those creams again until you clarify with your doctor the significance of the symptoms (just in case).

 
Old 02-22-2004, 04:00 AM   #6
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Re: Lip corners crack!! Ouch!

hello,im having exatly the same symptoms and was about to post this...how do u test dry mouth syndrome

 
Old 02-22-2004, 04:10 AM   #7
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Re: Lip corners crack!! Ouch!

i have xactly the same problem how do u test dry mouth syndrome?

 
Old 02-22-2004, 07:08 PM   #8
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Your condition sounds like angular cheilitis, or perleche. If you've tried all of the above I'm at a loss. Hope another poster can help you![/QUOTE]


Yes, I have angular chelitis (as told by the doctor/dermatolagist), and he suggested me to put an anti yeast cream on the corners and a layer of hydrocortizone on the rest of my lips for excema. :::Sighs::: Hope this works for me....it has been a long time since my lips actually looked and felt great!!!! Thanks for all the help!! Cassie

 
Old 03-12-2004, 08:54 AM   #9
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Re: Lip corners crack!! Ouch!

I've had the same issue off and on for years.

When these symptoms occur, I take extra ZINC. It seems to do the trick. I think I found the info at GNC one time.

Hope this helps

 
Old 03-12-2004, 05:12 PM   #10
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Re: Lip corners crack!! Ouch!

Meliny

When u have cracked lips thats usaully when u have chapped lips the best stuff for that is Carmex sold in any store for about 1.50 it worx like a charm!

 
Old 03-15-2004, 07:56 PM   #11
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Re: Lip corners crack!! Ouch!

[QUOTE=Soar]My lips crack on the corners, and it is painful...Ugh!! I can barely open my mouth. What can I put on it!?? Any help please... Thanks!![/QUOTE]


When I suffered this I had a folic acid deficency, I hope you have it sorted out now it's very uncomfortable.

 
Old 03-15-2004, 11:32 PM   #12
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Re: Lip corners crack!! Ouch!

I have seen many doctors re: this situation....What I gather is that I have excema, a possible food allergy, and maybe a vitamin b defiency. Right now, my lips are looking better. However, Saturday I woke up and my lips were swollen and had little tiny red bumps on them....The night before I ate chicken that had bbq sauce on it. The spices may have created an allergic reaction....Sunday, my lips were not swollen but the sides again were cracking. Ouchy!!! Today, my lips are cleared up so I dunno. I am keeping a little notepad of my symptoms, and what I eat, etc. We shall see! The most recent doc suggested I drink out of a straw, and use only regular-cavity control toothpaste.... (not tartar control or whitening jazz) I will keep you informed as I have a regular dermatology appt. in a few weeks. Take care~ Cassie

 
Old 03-20-2004, 08:38 PM   #13
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Well, the mild toothpaste has made a tremendous difference!!! Yah! The cracks are non-existent as of now....

 
Old 03-28-2004, 10:35 AM   #14
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Re: Lip corners crack!! Ouch!

glad ure is sorted mines strill continuing

 
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