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Old 02-16-2002, 05:31 PM   #1
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Rash Around Mouth and Cracked Corners of Lips

The corners of my lips are cracked and are red and rashy, tingling after I eat.
I put Vaseline on them and that was helping and most of the cracks are healing, but the inflamed redness on the corners and around the lips persists.
I started taking a B complex vitamin and applied an anti fungal cream.
There are no blisters (cold sores) and no white areas (yeast infection)
This problem has persisted for several weeks.
Any ideas on what it could be?

 
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Old 02-17-2002, 07:14 AM   #2
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Re: Rash Around Mouth and Cracked Corners of Lips

Ot sounds like it could be angular chelitis. Often mistaken for cold sores, this condition is actually a common fungal infection.

Treatment - Antifungal/ anti-inflammatory ointment (Mycolog II) quite effective, healing occurs in a few days. Patient must learn not to lick lips when corners crack, avoiding inoculation.

 
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Old 02-23-2002, 03:11 PM   #3
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Re: Rash Around Mouth and Cracked Corners of Lips

Thanks for your helpful reply!

 
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