(Closed) Cracks in the corner of my mouth

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I used to get this when I was on accutane many years ago. Now a days I get it when I have an allergic reaction (in the form of hives on my face). For me, heavy and frequent application of vasiline, chapstick and aquaphor gives me some relief. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I used to get those when I was really stressed out. My doctor said to mix the antibacterial ointment and the antifungal; sometimes it’s a combination of both! He actually gave me a prescription strength of each, and a tiny dab when I start to get them = they’re gone overnight. Also, if you’re still sore or they start to bleed, a little vaseline will keep them soft while they heal.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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dizzybee130 :  Are you referring to where your upper and lower lips meet? Like the cuts almost feel like little mouths themselves? 

Hydrating and loads of medicated chapstick does the trick for me! 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

I get them when I use a harsh toothpaste like a super bright whitening kind.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Nivea lip butter is the best thing I’ve found for chapped lips. Blister used to make a really good one but they discontinued it 😟

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I haven’t had one of those in years, but I recall that they were quite miserable and could take quite some time to heal! Someone suggested that I use an antifungal cream as it’s a type of yeast infection essentially. I don’t know if that’s really true, but it does make sense. I got a little tube of antifungal cream and the little cracks would heal up quickly! For whatever reason I haven’t had a problem with them in a long time, but my first step would definitely be the antifungal cream. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

i get them if I drool when I sleep.  Antifungal cream is the only thing that helps me, antibacterial ointment does nothing.  

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

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dizzybee130 :  yup! I had it on and off for a year. Vaseline and medicated powder only helped to a point. I went to a dermatologist who gave me two cream prescriptions. She said it would still flare up here and there but this would spread out the flare ups and heal it quickly. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

If you can feel it coming, it’s probably a cold sore/herpes

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

My lips crack and peel chronically. I have also suffered the horror of the corner cracks too. What works for me is simple Vaseline. I put some on my lips every night, and sometimes a thin coat instead of lipgloss during the day. I find it keeps all that nastiness at bay! Hope this helps 🙂

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

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dizzybee130 :     Iron, zinc and B vitamins  deficiency  can cause reocuring cracks in the crorners of the mouth. FYI.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Vaseline is the only thing that works for me.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

It’s called angular cheilitis. Like ana2017  said, a vitamin deficiency can cause it, so topical ointment won’t do much if that’s the cause. I get this when I’m pregnant (I guess all my vitamins go to the baby…), and once I start taking B vitamins, it goes away.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Antifungal and antibiotic ointment mixed together to treat it.  To prevent it from coming back, make sure you get enough vitamin B, and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.  My angular cheilitis would start with my lips getting dry.

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