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Suggest treatment for angular cheilitis

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Dr. Kakkar S.


Practicing since :2002

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Posted on Tue, 5 Aug 2014 in Dry Skin
Question: my skin on the core of the lips is cracking time and time again due to which i am not able to open my mouth for speaking or intake of the food.However lips are completely all right, issue is with the cores only.
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 29 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Angular cheilitis

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to healthcaremagic

I am Dr. Kakkar. I have gone through your query.

I would keep a possibility of Angular Cheilitis/Perleche.

I would suggest an oral B-complex vitamin + Zinc supplement (Cap Becosule-Z) once daily for 3-4 weeks.

Topically you could apply a mild steroid + antifungal combination cream e.g Eumosone- M cream OR Clotrin- B cream, twice daily for 7-10 days.

That should make it fine

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