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All You Need To Know About Angular Cheilitis

All You Need To Know About Angular Cheilitis

How often do you moisten your lips with saliva?

You might have heard people say you to stop doing that maybe it is irritating.

But you do this because your lips become dry often. Maybe you naturally have dry lips or the climate makes you do it.

Once you moist the lips with saliva it dries and you redo it again and again.

When the lips get dry it can crack and bleed. This is more painful and you might have experienced it. This condition is known as Angular cheilitis.

Having cracked lip corners can be painful, frustrating and embarrassing. And the cracks never seem to deal with day to day activities of eating, laughing, speaking, etc.

What can you do?

Here’s how you can treat it with homeopathy

What Is Angular Cheilitis?Angular Cheilitis

It is commonly known as perleche and angular stomatitis. It is the condition that causes red, swollen patches in the corner of the mouth where the lips meet. This can appear on one side or both sides of your mouth at the same time.

What Are The Symptoms of Angular Cheilitis?

In most of the cases, it can be very painful and causes irritation and soreness on the corners of your mouth.

The other symptoms include that one or both sides of your mouth will bleed, blister, crack, become red, scaly, itchy, and swollen.

Sometimes your mouth and lips can have strong irritation and burning sensation so that it inhibits your food intake.

What Are The Causes of Angular Cheilitis?

Fungal infection is the common cause for angular cheilitis. Whenever you moist your lips with saliva it gets trapped in the corners of the mouth. The saliva contains digestive enzymes that wear down the lip’s skin. So you will lick your lips again to soothe the cracked skin. This perfect condition creates the warmth and moisture in the corners of the mouth for the fungus to grow and cause infection.

Who Is At Risk?

You are more likely to develop this condition if the corners of your mouth is moist most of the time. This can happen provided the following conditions.

  • Having braces
  • Wearing dentures that don’t fit
  • Smoking
  • Sucking thumb
  • Licking lip a lot
  • Lack of vitamin-B and iron.

Certain medical conditions can also put you at risks like anemia, diabetes, Down’s syndrome, immune syndrome, kidney, liver, lung, or pancreatic cancer.

Homeopathic Remedies For Angular CheilitisHomeopathic Remedies For Angular Cheilitis

As you delay the treatment the severity and frequency of it become severe and recurring. If you are looking for homeopathic remedies there are simple treatments you can try at home like applying honey, coconut oil, aloe vera gel, cocoa butter, lemon, cucumber, glycerin, and also drinking plenty of water.

Some of the homeopathic remedies for this condition are:

  • Graphites
  • Petroleum
  • Natrum muriaticum
  • Condurango
  • Nitric acid
  • Sulphuric acid

If the condition becomes severe in the way that you can’t even open your mouth then you should go to a homeopathy practitioner at Masters to treat it. Homeopathy uses the systematic approach of finding the cause of an ailment and treating it. In that case, it is assured that you will help you regain soft and supple lips if treated with homeopathy.

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