Post # 1
Do any of you get cracks in the corner of your mouth that won’t heal? I used to get these all the time and they’re so annoying! I’ve never been able to find a satisfactory way to get rid of them – sometimes antibacterial ointment helps and sometimes antifungal ointment for athletes foot helps, and sometimes nothing does. Abreva for cold sores does nothing.
i haven’t gotten one in years but can feel one developing. I covered it with antibiotic ointment and dabbed listerine on it which is supposed to be antifungal, and I put a lot of lip balm on.
Does anyone have a surefire way to get rid of these?!?! I’m going on vacation on Thursday and I want this gone by then!
Post # 2
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
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
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
I get them when I use a harsh toothpaste like a super bright whitening kind.
Post # 6
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
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
i get them if I drool when I sleep. Antifungal cream is the only thing that helps me, antibacterial ointment does nothing.
Post # 9
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
If you can feel it coming, it’s probably a cold sore/herpes
Post # 11
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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
Iron, zinc and B vitamins deficiency can cause reocuring cracks in the crorners of the mouth. FYI.
Post # 13
Vaseline is the only thing that works for me.
Post # 14
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
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.