Post # 16
dizzybee130 : Did you recently change your mositruizer or lipstick/chapstick? I had this a few times in the past and each time happened was as a result of an allergic reaction (once to toothpaste, once to chpastick). I just applied neosporin on it for a few days and threw out the items that caused it in the first place 🙂
Post # 17
dizzybee130 : This can be angular cheilitis (like other bees have mentioned). I’ve had it twice and the first time I had it it took forever for it to heal! See your doctor for ointment. The second time I had it it cleared up so much faster because I used the doctor prescribed ointment right away.
Post # 18
I’ve had it a few times after prolonged dental visits (maybe 2 or 3 times in my life). I just keep the area hydrated and they go away on their own.
Post # 19
Thanks everyone. I agree that it’s angular chelitis. The antibiotic ointment and listerine seem to have stalled it and it’s clearing up for now!
Post # 20
ana2017 : So true. If I don’t take my multivitamin my lips end up a cracked mess.
Post # 21
mrstopaz : Yep. That was my thought too. I get them and I didn’t know what it was for the longest time.
Post # 22
dizzybee130 : This sounds crazy and I have no scientific data to back it up but I used get these when I was young and my Mom would make me eat an orange because she thought it was due to vitamin C deficiency. We used to joke that it was scurvy, what sailors used to get in the 1800s when they didn’t have access to fresh fruits and vegetables. I swear, it worked. At least there’s no drawback to trying it. Good luck, hope it helps!
Post # 23
dizzybee130 : great, I just googled scurvy and that’s some scary shiz. I hope I didn’t have scurvy (didn’t have the other symptoms) but the vitamin c did help with the cracks on the side of my mouth!
Post # 24
I know someone who had this happen to them. They used an antifungal and don’t use ChapStick/Carmex anymore and only use Vaseline. If it’s a fungal infection you don’t want to keep the area too moist because that’s what will help them grow.