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243 Home Remedies for Angular Cheilitis


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.


I had this condition which started off as bad chapped lips and then developed into deep dry cuts at the corner of my mouth. I had tried quite a few remedies, and I am happy to say that thanks to three simple ingredients and some patience, I am free of this condition completely. Here is what I did:

1: Washed the corners of my mouth with antibacterial dishsoap. This cleans the area and dries fast.

2: Once I dried the corners of my mouth with a clean paper towel, I applied a dab of lotrimin cream on the cuts. Make sure you do not cross contaminate if both of the corners of your mouth are infected. Use a clean swab for each side.

3: I washed my hands and then applied a dab of regular vaseline on top of the cuts to prevent cracking and add ease the pain.

I did this for 4 days, and the condition is completely gone! I definitely will be doing this a lot sooner when I notice this condition coming on. Hope you all find healing with this remedy.

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