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243 Home Remedies for Angular Cheilitis

Dan

I have dealt with angular cheilitis for years now so I will share what works the best and the fastest for me.

When I get the cuts in the corner of my mouth i wash the cuts with liquid dish soap. (Not the kind you put in the dish washer.) This cleans and dries out the cuts. Keeping the cuts or sores dry and clean is the number one concern here. I then apply hydrocortisone cream maximum strength with water resistance to the cuts or sores. I do this three times a day.

At night I put on an antibacterial cream. The hydro cortisone and the antibacterial cream also seems to relieve some of the pain. That is it! This usually works in 24-72 hours if you catch it early. Treating this doesn't have to be complicated.

Don't touch the cuts or lick the sores. This will make the cuts irritated and prolong the healing. Keep the cuts dry besides applying the cream. Avoid acidic beverages and alcohol.

It's has been the fastest and most convenient remedy I have found. God luck and stay well. I hope this helps!

Sincerely,
Dan

Dan

I have dealt with angular cheilitis for years now so I will share what works the best and the fastest for me.

When I get the cuts in the corner of my mouth i wash the cuts with liquid dish soap. (Not the kind you put in the dish washer.) This cleans and dries out the cuts. Keeping the cuts or sores dry and clean is the number one concern here. I then apply hydrocortisone cream maximum strength with water resistance to the cuts or sores. I do this three times a day.

At night I put on an antibacterial cream. The hydro cortisone and the antibacterial cream also seems to relieve some of the pain. That is it! This usually works in 24-72 hours if you catch it early. Treating this doesn't have to be complicated.

Don't touch the cuts or lick the sores. This will make the cuts irritated and prolong the healing. Keep the cuts dry besides applying the cream. Avoid acidic beverages and alcohol.

It's has been the fastest and most convenient remedy I have found. God luck and stay well. I hope this helps!

Sincerely,
Dan

Illiana

Peroxide!!!! Or, if you have dentures, soak them in chlorine bleach! Rinse thoroughly, of course, before replacing denture in mouth.

Anonymous

What I did to try to get rid of Angular Chelitis:

1) Take B-Complex vitamin
2) Clean area with anti-bacterial liquid hand soap. (3x day)
3) Dry area and apply Lotrimin cream to area (outside of mouth only). (3x day)
4) Eliminate stress as much as possible.
5) Stop drinking alcohol for duration.

It may have been coincidental, but the sore healed in about 4 days.

Anonymous

I read through many different treatments online after diagnosing myself with angular cheilitis (I'd thought it was just a result of dry skin for a while). I managed to heal any cuts within 1 week, and all I have left now is some dry skin under my bottom lip that I believe to be completely unrelated.
What You Need for this Cure:
- Clotrimazole 1% Topical Cream
- Vaseline
- Pure Tea Tree Oil

Firstly, use a little tester jar and mix Vaseline, or another petroleum jelly, with the tea tree oil. The consistency should be much like the original Vaseline jelly, but should have a potent tea tree oil smell and should be slightly less thick. This mixture will remove the bacteria while keeping the cracks moisturized; apply as much as needed throughout the day.

On top of this, a topical antibiotic twice to three times a day will attack the source.

This worked very well, was soothing and wasn't painful whatsoever! I'd recommend cleaning the cuts twice a day at least, and using the topical cream first thing every morning. The vaseline helps to act like a barrier between the cuts and other substances, so I suggest reapplying before washing your face, eating, and brushing your teeth.

Hope this helps!

Joann

After working over 30 hours in one weekend, I started to notice a red, scaly patch on the right corner of my mouth two Sundays ago. I’m a waitress and bartender, so I’m constantly speaking. I would lick my lips in order to regain some of that lost moisture, as I did not always have time for lip balm. I realize now that this was a very bad idea.

At first I thought my lips were just chapped from all the licking, but lip balm was not working. After about a week, the spot became a cut, which scabbed over. I could not open my mouth wide enough to eat, it was so painful. Finally, I decided to Google this.

I had never heard of Angular Cheilitis, and never had it before. This condition was definitely long coming to me. I am anemic and never take my Iron supplements (learned my lesson there). I was always licking my lips, and my diet is pretty poor. I’m surprised I did not get this sooner. After reading about this condition and reading every post in this incredibly helpful blog, I began my treatment.

First, I immediately started taking my Iron supplements daily, I believe they’re 65 MG, but don’t take them unless your levels were checked and you are a confirmed anemic. I also began taking a B complex vitamin. First, once daily, but I then started taking one in the morning and one at night.

The first remedy I tried was Apple Cider Vinegar. I washed both sides of my mouth thoroughly with dial antibacterial soap (my biggest fear was this condition spreading to the other side of my mouth). I then dried with paper towels. With a Q tip, I applied the vinegar. It burns pretty bad, but I’ve endured worse so it wasn’t too bad. I let that sit then covered the area with the Carmex from a tube. I repeated this remedy four times a day for almost four days and saw little improvement. The scab was not reforming, but this was probably because I was basically burning my lips off with acid. My boyfriend made me stop because he was afraid I was going to scar my lips.

I then tried Campho-Phenique, an antiseptic liquid. I washed with the soap, covered the sore with this liquid, let it sit, and then slathered it with the Carmex that comes in a white container. In one day, I did not see any major improvements and was getting impatient, so I tried something else.

I then tried Lotrimin Antifungal, which is Clotrimazole cream. I began this treatment two nights ago. I washed with antibacterial soap, dried, slathered Lotrimin on, let it sit a minute, and then applied the Carmex from the container over that to lock the Lotrimin in and prevent moisture. By the next morning, I could tell it was working. I stayed home all day yesterday to avoid talking and stressing my mouth. I repeated the steps with the antibacterial soap after I ate. Throughout the day, I reapplied Lotrimin then Carmex whenever I felt they were rubbing off. By today, the improvement was MAJOR. I can open my mouth wide without pain and eat without feeling the sting. The whole sore is 75% less noticeable. I continued this treatment all day and will for three weeks, as fungal infections should be treated for that long. I am so relieved I finally found a treatment that works.

I’m a 21 year old girl and college student so trust me I know how upsetting this condition is. It made me so self conscious. Do not give up in searching for your treatment. I maybe spent 20 dollars or less even at the drugstore to find something that worked for me. Just remember, this condition can be bacterial, fungal, or both, so some remedies may not work for you. Keep trying! And remember to take vitamin B’s, check your iron levels, and STOP the lip licking if you are like me. With these precautions, the condition should not return.

Good Luck!

Jane

After reading this entire thread, I decided to try things I already had at home. I already had symptoms of vitamin B deficiency and had just bought some nutritional yeast when this terrible angular cheilitis came about, so I decided to double my dosage every day. I have been eating 6 Tablespoons of Kal nutritional yeast every day sprinkled on my food, it has been 3 days. The sore got a little better but it was still scabbed over and very painful. Yesterday morning I decided to try vinegar, baking soda, and diaper rash cream. Periodically throughout the day I applied vinegar with a clean towel and held it on the sore until the burning went away. I then used a clean finger to dab some baking soda onto the sore. I left the baking soda on for several hours, until I had an opportunity to repeat the process with the vinegar. When it was time for bed I again cleaned with vinegar, then applied diaper rash cream containing 16% zinc oxide (I'm sure there's something out there with a higher concentrate of zinc but I already this on hand), and patted some baking soda on top of it. The angular cheilitis is soooooo much better today than it was yesterday. It's still a bit sore but no longer scabbed over and it's drying out. It's no longer red and angry looking, it's a dark pink with some dry skin around the edges.

Tom Lottinville

Cracking corners of my mouth was diagnosed by my doctor as Angular Cheilitis. He said there is no known cure so I began searching the internet.
One of the earlier suggestions on this site caught my attention. I had learned long ago that vitamin E and aloe juce are helpful in healing. I was in a pharmacy later, on another matter, and was looking arround while I waited and discovered Banana Boat Sunscreen Lip Balm spf 45. I bought it, applied it 3 to 5 times a day and in a couple of days started to get some relief. In ten days it was gone. I had previously tried two other lip balm products, which helped not at all.

Lizzy G.

I hope someone reads this because I want to share my experience with everyone and the results. I never knew that angular cheilities even existed until it happened to me. I was always tired either at home or work, even if I rested and had a day off. My co worker told me to check my blood at the doctors to see if I was anemic or something like that. I didn't that was the issue. Then in the begining of August (2012) I started to get the early signs of A/C. I tired treating it with Blistex, Chapstick, Carmex, nothing worked. Then the cracks started. Painful slits in the corners of my mouth. I started Googling like crazy to see what this was all about.

Then I knew I had it. I read so much stuff online, you'd think I was digging for gold.

I decided on the Tea Tree Oil, Vitamin E oil and Vaseline. I mixed 2 tablespoons of Tea Tree Oil, 1 tablespoon of Vitamin E oil, and 1 and a half tablespoon of Vaseline in a small tupperware container.

That same day I started taking Woman's Ultra Mega vitamin from GNC and a Vitamin B supplement.

I would apply the homemade ointment 4-5 times a day. Careful not to accidentally get any into my mouth because it's a foul tasting thing. I took the vitamins 2 times a day. morning and night. By day 3 they sores were almost gone.

I hope this helps someone out there. I tried using anti fungal cream(Vagisil) and it didn't work for me. So maybe this will help someone out there too. Just make sure you are constantly applying the ointment and taking the vitamins.

Chris

For years I would get Angular Chelitis, on one or both sides of my mouth, about every 6-8 weeks, which would last for about 2 weeks. In other words, I had it 1/3 to 1/4 of the time--it was a nightmare. About 6 months ago, I started taking MSM, and have not had it since. It is nice and cheap (I paid about $20 for 2.2 pounds), and completely cured my Angular Cheilitis. Personally, I take 2-3 tablespoons per day.

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