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What causes soreness in corner of the mouth and white patch on tongue?

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Posted on Thu, 19 May 2016
Question: I have very sore and redness on side of where my top and bottom lips meet. Each corner of my mouth is sore and lip balm does nothing to help.Also sometimes my tongue is cover in white??
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Answered by Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S (46 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
candiasis, clotrimazole, investigations, consult oral physician

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query. I have gone through your query.

As far as the soreness near the corner of the mouth and white patch over the tongue could be because of the fungal infection leading to angular chelitis. This can occur secondary to the loss of vertical dimension in the mouth due to missing teeth, nutritional deficiency, immunocomlpromised state(like diabetes). Nothing to be panic, consult an oral physician and get it evaluated. Meanwhile you can use topical antifungal drugs like Clotrimazole.

You need to get your complete blood investigations done to rule out any immunicompromised status like diabetes.

If the teeth are missing, you need to get it replaced.

These are the possible diagnosis and treatment plan based on the description of the lesion provided by you. If you can upload the images of the lesion, I can give you the exact diagnosis and treatment plan.

I hope I have answered your query. If you have any queries reply me back. Take care.
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What causes soreness in corner of the mouth and white patch on tongue?

Brief Answer: candiasis, clotrimazole, investigations, consult oral physician Detailed Answer: Thanks for your query. I have gone through your query. As far as the soreness near the corner of the mouth and white patch over the tongue could be because of the fungal infection leading to angular chelitis. This can occur secondary to the loss of vertical dimension in the mouth due to missing teeth, nutritional deficiency, immunocomlpromised state(like diabetes). Nothing to be panic, consult an oral physician and get it evaluated. Meanwhile you can use topical antifungal drugs like Clotrimazole. You need to get your complete blood investigations done to rule out any immunicompromised status like diabetes. If the teeth are missing, you need to get it replaced. These are the possible diagnosis and treatment plan based on the description of the lesion provided by you. If you can upload the images of the lesion, I can give you the exact diagnosis and treatment plan. I hope I have answered your query. If you have any queries reply me back. Take care.