Pretty your lips with or without filler by making them healthier. We give you the best solutions to this common lip condition. One of the most common issues is by getting rid of the crusting that occurs at the corners of your mouth. Angular cheilitis, or perleche, is a common condition that produces crusting in the corners of the mouth. It is characterized by red, swollen, flakey, or cracked skin right at the junction of the upper and lower lip, and can be both uncomfortable.
Causes Of Lip Corner Crusting are often Fungal or Bacterial and Contributing Factors are:
- Licking or biting the lips
- Exposure to cold weather
- Poor oral hygiene
- Nutritional deficiencies, particularly of iron, vitamin B12, and zinc
- Denture use
- Inflammatory bowel disease or other digestive disorders
Symptoms besides redness, swelling, or cracking can include:
- Pain or discomfort when opening the mouth or eating
- Itching or burning sensations
- Dry, scaly skin
- Crusting or oozing
In severe cases, the skin can become infected, which can lead to further discomfort and potentially serious health complications.
Treatment for angular cheilitis means fixing the underlying cause:
In cases where the condition is caused by a fungal or bacterial infection, antifungal or antibiotic creams or ointments may be prescribed. It is also important to address any underlying nutritional deficiencies or digestive disorders, and to practice good oral hygiene to prevent further irritation.
In addition to medical treatment, there are several self-care measures that are useful for everyone to take care of their lips:
- Keeping the affected area clean and dry
- Avoiding licking or biting the lips
- Applying a protective lip balm or petroleum jelly
- Consuming a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals
- Drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated
Angular cheilitis is a common condition that can be both uncomfortable and unsightly. It is often caused by a fungal or bacterial infection, but can also be related to nutritional deficiencies or digestive disorders. Treatment involves addressing the underlying cause, practicing good oral hygiene, and taking self-care measures to promote healing. Then if you would like to consider fillers come in for a consultation at Hada Cosmetic Medicine.