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What Does Burning Sensation On The Corners Of The Lips Indicate?

I m having minor crack and slight burning sensation on outer edge especially corners of the lips I suspect it could be an angular cheilitis. I used miconazole nitrate 2% cream but the skin hardened, so now can I use soframycin(framycetin sulphate cream) instead?
Tue, 20 Mar 2018
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Hello,

Yes, it seems that you are suffering from Angular Cheilitis leading to dry and cracked corners of the mouth and can occur due to a number of common causes like:
Iron deficiency or anemia, fungal infection, ill-fitting dentures, loss of teeth leads to folds of skin at the mouth corners, systemic diseases like coeliac disease etcetera.

Treating the underlying problem that is causing the symptoms will help in its resolution. You can also apply a thick coat of petroleum jelly over the corners to relieve the dryness and smoothen the area. Do cool compresses. A low potency steroid ointment along with antibiotic ointment can also be advised. Take a multivitamin tablet for 15 days. Drink plenty of water.


Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Honey Arora
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What Does Burning Sensation On The Corners Of The Lips Indicate?

Hello, Yes, it seems that you are suffering from Angular Cheilitis leading to dry and cracked corners of the mouth and can occur due to a number of common causes like: Iron deficiency or anemia, fungal infection, ill-fitting dentures, loss of teeth leads to folds of skin at the mouth corners, systemic diseases like coeliac disease etcetera. Treating the underlying problem that is causing the symptoms will help in its resolution. You can also apply a thick coat of petroleum jelly over the corners to relieve the dryness and smoothen the area. Do cool compresses. A low potency steroid ointment along with antibiotic ointment can also be advised. Take a multivitamin tablet for 15 days. Drink plenty of water. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Honey Arora