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Looking Inside Angular Cheilitis

Aug 1, 2008
We all know what it is like to have chapped lips and crave the relief of lip balm. Our lips ache for comfort and their list just can't be quenched until we find something to add the need moisture. Some of us though know a greater pain, one that lip balm doesn't fix. Chapped and cracked lips that worsen with the passing of time. Angular Cheilitis is a condition that causes pain worse than the average chapped lips and it is important to know about it because chapped lips are the first sign of it.

There are things that make people more prone to it than others. For instance those who wear dentures will more often get it then any other population because if their dentures don't fit correctly. If your dentures don't give the necessary support to the muscles in your face then moisture will get caught in the corners of your mouth and infection which leads to angular cheilitis.

Also people who constantly lick their lips are susceptible to angular cheilitis because the moisture again gets caught in the corners of the mouth and causes infection. Another group of individuals that are at risk are those with vitamin deficiencies, mineral deficiencies, diabetes and anemia. Their bodies struggle to be able to the necessary nutrients, so one of the side effects is Angular Cheilitis.

Things to watch for are cracks and fissures on the lips, particularly on the inside of the mouth. They are very painful and can even bleed and pus in some cases. Another symptom that is a clue to angular cheilitis is any swelling or redness around the mouth. Sores will also appear and all of these symptoms cause pain and discomfort.

Think for a moment how much we use our lips, for eating, talking, kissing, facial expressions, etc. all of these tasks become painful and cumbersome. Angular cheilitis doesn't only affect the way you look but it affects your day to day activities. Work becomes more difficult, communication hurts and eating is a chore.

There are solutions for angular cheilitis but you have to know where to look in and what to look for. The more you know about angular cheilitis the easier it is to find a solution that fits you. You don't have to suffer with cracked and chapped lips, or the pain from the swelling and bleeding. All cases are caused from a bacterial infection, learn the ways to prevent it and to rid yourself of that infection.
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