I thought I'd share my experience with angular cheilitis and the remedy that helped me. Just recently I had really hot, dry weather which caused me to have really chapped lips. The corners of my mouth started hurting and cracking and wouldn't heal. I initially used Neosporin alone but that didn't seem to help. I went to my sister, who is a pharmacist, and showed her the causes of AC. She told me people come to her all the time for prescriptions for creams containing ingredients to help with antibacterial, antifungal, and inflammation. She said when some of them can't afford the prescribed cream she tells them to mix up these three creams: hydrocortisone (helps with inflammation), clotrimazole (antifungal), and bacitracin (antibacterial). I decided to try her remedy. The good thing about this cream is that it is low cost. I was able to find hydrocortisone and clotrimazole at the local dollar store. I bought bacitracin at Target. Bacitracin is an active ingredient in Neosporin. Clotrimazole is commonly used in athelete's foot cream. My sister told me to make sure the creams were of the same kind (either they're all creams or all ointments), helps with mixing. She instructed to mix a pea-sized mixture with the creams. Before I applied this mixture, I cleaned the area with hydrogen peroxide. I applied a generous amount to the area every night before going to bed. After the first day, I mouth felt better. The redness and soreness were gone. Soon the cuts were healed, but the skin was still tight. I regained full function days later. So this is my journey and the remedy I used. I hope this is of any value to anyone.
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