(Closed) Really painful cut in the corner of my mouth!

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
384 posts
Helper bee

Try some vaseline to keep the moisture into the skin or a little bacitracin just on the skin part.

Post # 4
3947 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

This happens to  me a lot. Another vote for vaseline.  Slather it on at night before you go to bed and throughout the day as needed.

Post # 5
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’ve had this before and it was a fungal thing, no idea what caused it but a couple of days of ointment cleared it right up.

Although, I’ve had a friend who also had it, I think hers was a vitamin B deficiency.

Post # 6
3376 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I get these every winter from dryness. I’ll echo and say LOTS of vaseline. Keep it moisturized and it’ll go away on its own. Feel better!

Post # 8
1222 posts
Bumble bee

Please do not put Vaseline on this.


I believe this to be a fungal infection that causes cracking on the corner of the mouth.


The infection is called Perlèche or Angular cheilitis


(Moisture and saliva accumulate nicely in this area causing fungus and sometimes bacteria to grow)


It can be treated with an over the counter antifungal agent.


I don’t know what part of the world you are in but i usally recommend


Miconazole (Daktarin Oral Gel) 4 times a day and 2 days after symptoms resolve.


For reference, i am a registered Pharmacist.


Post # 9
1222 posts
Bumble bee

@anon00:  Please read my post below. Please do not put Vaseline on this. Good luck!

Post # 10
632 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@sharontobemarried:  Agreed. I get this sometimes. I usually but an antibacterial or antifungal cream in the corners at bedtime and it’s typically gone by morning time


Post # 12
6124 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I get what appears to be this!  However, it shows up only after I shove whole tortilla chips in my mouth too fast.  I always thought the chip cut my mouth.

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