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244 Home Remedies for Angular Cheilitis


I just had the same problem and just saw it expanding and expanding, I only had it for a week though, I have had mild cases of angular cheilitis in the past which always subsided on their own, But this was different, it would not go away, I tried EVERYTHING I found online.. Because I wanted to solve the problem before it got the chance to become chronic. I had the typical 'clown mouth' red and dry, I could barely move my lips they were so tight and dry and painful! And of course it looked absolutely ridiculous..

I started out by putting ordinary chapstick on which didn't seem to be working, I did not know that it was angular cheilitis at that time. Later I found out that it was a little more than innocent chapped lips. But that it was actually a bacterial or fungal infection. So I started reading everywhere and tried the tea tree oil first, I had that in my home, but that just stung and didn't help at all for me. Then I tried the vinegar, same story.. I put loads of nivea cream on it, that soothed the pain a little but did nothing for the infection obviously. Then I even tried the dish soap and vaseline story, that just made my lips dry out terribly and did nothing for the infection. Then I read about hydrogen peroxide and started wiping my lips with that and let it dry and then I covered my lips with vaseline and left it on for as long as it would stay on, after every meal I wiped my lips with the hydrogen peroxide and put the vaseline on it. After 3 days all the redness of the 'clown mouth' is gone! And with each time I wiped my lips with hydrogen peroxide the dry skin came off, as if the HP was dissolving the bacteria/fungus. It did not hurt very much. Just a little sting but barely noticeable. After a few days (today) the redness is gone but my lips felt very tight this morning and dry but they looked very shiny, like new skin, the bacteria was 'washed off' by the HP but the new skin was very sensitive and tight. So this morning I started putting udder cream on my lips and every few hours I put new udder cream on them, I recommend this instead of chap stick when you are recovering from angular cheilitis because the chapstick will dry out your lips while udder cream just soaks into your skin and is amazing, I was afraid to use it while still treating the infection because I didn't want to 'over-moisturize' the infection. But afterwards I would recommend this. And to go to sleep I even put vaseline over the udder cream so it can sink into your skin and stay moisturized all night. So for me, all those highly recommended methods online (tea tree oil, vinegar, dish soap + vaseline) did not do it. just 3% hydrogen peroxide and something to keep it moisturized like a thick cream. Repeat the HP after every meal and before bed (4/a day). And afterwards for the tightness of the new lip-skin I'd try udder cream! I hope this helps you as much as it has helped me!

Before I forget.. I also started taking vitamin B-complex and Magnesium (a mineral that's good for about anything! we lose magnesium while under stress and angular cheilitis is often stress related or linked to low immune system!!)


I have had this occur 3 times now, I have no idea why it happens but I think I've figured out how to get rid of it quickly before it gets bad.

The beginning symptoms for me are my top lip gets a little puffy and if I look close there are some little bumps around the outer part of my upper lip. The first time I just thought my lips were chapped and they got the embarrassing painful cracks in the corners because I didn't do anything but put chapstick on.

So now I know what it is and treat it immediately. Here is what I do- I don't know if parts of it are irrelevant or not but this is the combo I did that worked.

1. Wash your lips for 1-2 minutes with face soap that contains salicylic acid- get the corners of your mouth good.

2. Apply rubbing alcohol with a q-tip (this is before any open cracks occur- it would probably sting bad if you have open cracks)and(I used hand sanitizer the first time til i could go buy rubbing alcohol)

3. Apply Tinactin or another jock itch cream (angular chelitis is fungal, pharmacist recommended this)

4. Try to do this 4-5 times a day til it's gone

My thinking is that you need to keep it dried out because fungus cannot survive in a dry environment. You don't want to get cracks though so keep the tinactin on or use Vaseline which is also supposed to create a moisture barrier and not let moisture in while still preventing cracking.


For many people this is simply nothing for than a zinc definciency. Go to the stow and buy a supplement with some zinc, thats all.


(found from Iron deficency test: Go to the mirror and pull your lower eyelid and see if the color is red or flesh color. If its flesh colored you are lacking enough iron and should take a herbal iron like Floradix. It will take a month to see a difference. Iron carrys oxygen in your blood and if you dont have it you will feel tired, cold hands and feet, headaches, RLS, dull brittle hair, brittle nails, poor sleep, pale skin (see thru), shortness of breath, fatigue, poor concentration, low mood, ringing in the ears, irregular heart beats, cracks in the corner of the mouth, dizziness, fainting, sore tongue and canker sores. Add b12 and folic acid for best results. Also take with oj so it is absorbed faster.


developed AC recently for the first time in my life. since i'm abroad and didn't want to go through the hassle of seeing a doctor, i thought i'd try some home remedies first. it's almost all healed up now.

i diluted some salt in warm water, and then added a bit of apple cider vinegar to it. dabbed on the corners of my mouth, let dry, and then applied vaseline, as a lot of people have recommended. not sure which was the effective bit, the vinegar or salt, but i thought i'd double up my chances at any rate. i've also been taking a vitamin B complex every day, though i think that's more effective in the preventative sense.

glad this treatment is working, at any rate. so relieved. man, those sores hurt like crazy. oh, to aid the healing i also tried not to open my mouth too wide , as that would prevent the wounds from being able to close up. also learned that when i saw a kind of whitish goo forming around the sores, not to be alarmed and pick the stuff off--that was just part of the healing process.

sandra collins

I have angular chelitis the best remedy wash with antibacterial soap. Crush a vitamin b complex mix in vaseline.put on corners of mouth. This really works. In three days almost healed. And I get it really bad. Been four months trying to heal my mouth
And in three days almost gone. It's a miracle. My jaws are dropping is why I get so often from past surgeries. Good luck oh I wash and medicate three times a day.


I developed this out of the blue, read many posts and potential cures, but no results. Then one day I remembered a tube of a medication I had gotten from my dermatologist a year earlier when I contacted poisonwood on a Bahamas vacation. Clobetasol Propionate Cream, USP, 0.05%. I thought OK what have I got to lose and tried it on the chelitis. GONE in 2 days! Has never returned.


If you have angular chelitis and it's getting worse, please try to get a prescription for fluconazole, an antifungal. I tried these 'home remedies', and nothing worked. Even pharmacists and a dentist were clueless. I am stunned at the myths and lack of knowledge about this condition. Mine was getting horrifically bad, and immediately started to turn around when I took the first pill. Recognize that you are not going to be able to keep your mouth dry OR bacteria-free for more than a few seconds. I was swallowing all the ointments around my mouth, which weren't helping and were making me nauseous. Home remedies are fine, but sometimes you need medical intervention.


Im so glad i dont have this at the corner of mouth anymore. The trick is antibacterial dishwasher soap and coco butter that what work for me. Apply soap to the cracks like 4 times a day and after that put coco butter on it. I did that for 2 weeks and now its gone. I hope it works for yall


This is similar to other remedies listed, but wanted to share. As soon as I notice my lips starting to split, I use antibacterial hand soap on my lip corners, scrubbing for a full minute. I then dry well with a clean towel.

Then, I apply a ton of Neosporin, the gel kind, not cream. It needs to be enough to completely coat the sores and prevent more bacteria/moisture from getting into them. I do this right before bed and as soon as I wake up.

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