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I think my addiction to lip balm (its a real addiction!) and the constant application of it was the cause of my angular cheilitis. I noticed a dry patch on the corner of my mouth for some months before it flared up full force.

As I'm a big proponent of natural remedies I decided to apply apple cider vinegar. It made the flare up so much WORSE. (I did not apply vaseline on top, which I think is the reason why it made it worse...i'm not sure). So I gave in and went to the doctor. He prescribed me BONJELA and a cold sore medication called ZOVIRAX. He told me that there was no possible way that mine was a fungal infection because my mouth looked healthy and candida free overall. So he assumed mine was purely bacterial. He prescribed the cold sore cream as a 'precaution' but I seriously doubted its usefulness as it was NOT a cold sore. I didn't even really apply it at all and cured myself.

I did not rely on my prescription creams only. I also applied BAKING SODA onto my cuts, (mixed with one of my prescription creams/vaseline to make a paste so that it stuck on there). I would coat it with vaseline to trap the baking soda in the cuts. And I believe that this sped up the recovery. Baking soda is amazing.

Before I applied anything onto my cuts, I washed them every time with concentrated dish soap like DAWN or PALMOLIVE, patting dry with separate tissues to prevent cross contamination. I read up that this is effective in killing all the bacteria. I also read a method of washing the cuts with dish soap, letting it dry completely, then coating the area in vaseline. This is very effective as well.

My cuts are all pretty much healed in FOUR days. I used a combination of treatments just to play it safe: The prescription creams from my doctor, and natural remedies such as BAKING SODA. I washed with antibacterial dish soap EVERY time.

People -- try to go to a doctor first, heed their advice, then also apply your natural remedies on top. I believe this is a sure way to get rid of your angular cheilitis. I applied apple cider vinegar improperly for two days and by the time i visited my doctor the condition was 20X worse.

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