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

Having red and itchy sore in the corner of mouth. What to do?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

ENT Specialist
Practicing since : 1991
Answered : 2548 Questions
What is the red sore that is running out of the corner of my mouth down my chin? It is very Red, hurts and also itches.
Posted Tue, 23 Jul 2013 in Asthma and Allergy
Answered by Dr. Sumit Bhatti 39 minutes later

Thank you for your query.

1. The possible causes of this rash are are:
a. Angular cheilitis
b. Cold sores (herpes labialis)

2. Get an examination done form a Skin Specialist.

3. An anti-viral steroid combination ointment and multivitamins with zinc supplements may help prevent this. Painkillers and antibiotics may be prescribed for a few days. Sometimes it is a fungal infection (itching). Anemia must be ruled out.

4. Get a dental opinion on over-closure of bite and dryness in the mouth. These factors may also contribute.

I hope that I have answered your query. If you have any further questions, I will be available to answer them.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Allergist

© 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