Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
134 Doctors are Online

Red swollen lips, cracked skin on lip corners. Tried mouth wash, burning sensation on tongue. Cure?

I have been suffering from red/itchy and now swollen lips for more than a week. It started with my lip corners getting a bit red and cracked one morning (which made me hardly be able to open mouth) and then getting worse. I have tried using mouth wash and now my tounge feel burnt and the whole inside area around my lips and mouth also feel burnt and swollen. I hardly feel any taste. I didn t eat or do anything unusual. Can you please help??
Asked On : Fri, 29 Mar 2013
Answers:  2 Views:  327
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Thanks for your query.
As you are having sore lip corners also called Angular cheilitis, usually caused by fungal or viral infection, but it can result from dietary deficiency (vit B2 or iron deficiency).
You can use anti-fungal or anti bacterial creams and steroid creams.
Take healthy diet and vit B2 and iron supplements.
You are advised to visit dermatologist for physical examination and tests to reach a diagnosis.
Hope it helps.
Take Care!
Answered: Fri, 29 Mar 2013
I find this answer helpful
General & Family Physician Dr. Himanshu Pandey's  Response
Hi take multi vitamine as it occur due to vitamine deficiency, now take antibiotic for oral infection. And consult physician for further treatment. Take care.
Answered: Fri, 29 Mar 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor