(Closed) Cracks in the corner of my mouth

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

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
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949 posts
Busy bee

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 # 20
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54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

ana2017 :  So true. If I don’t take my multivitamin my lips end up a cracked mess.

Post # 21
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1993 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

mrstopaz :  Yep. That was my thought too. I get them and I didn’t know what it was for the longest time. 

Try Abreva. 

Post # 22
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888 posts
Busy bee

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
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Busy bee

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
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Helper bee

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.

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