Are you looking for an Angular Cheilitis home remedy? If you are experiencing sores around the corner of your mouth that are making eating, drinking, and speaking uncomfortable and painful, and if these symptoms have lasted for more than a few days, you may be suffering from Angular Cheilitis.
The good news is that there are some things you can do to quickly get rid of these sores and the pain and embarrassment you are experiencing from the comfort of your home. But the first thing you need to understand is that merely getting rid of the superficial symptoms of this condition will probably not be enough to permanently cure the condition, unless your symptoms are very mild. You will need to get rid of the root or underlying cause.
An excess of moisture around the mouth corners is typically the underlying cause of Angular Cheilitis. This excess of moisture creates an ideal breeding ground for both fungus and bacteria. Should a fungal infection take root, you will more than likely discover that your symptoms will become chronic and very hard to eliminate.
Here are some other likely causes:
The presence of skin folds around the corners of the mouth. (This is usually caused by fast and excessive weight gain or weight loss, or skin slackening that is naturally brought about by the process of aging).
Finger or pen sucking
Facial muscle control loss
On top of the above causes, diet also plays a big role in preventing or acquiring this condition. Iron deficiencies and Vitamin B deficiencies (especially Vitamin B12) are likely contributing factors.
Coming up with a effective Angular Cheilitis home remedy can be easily accomplished by targeting the underlying cause of the problem and eliminating it. One very easy way for those who currently are wearing ill-fitted dentures is to have them properly fitted. If you are one of those that is in the habit of sucking on a pen or your finger, you can try using an ‘anti-nail biting liquid’ that passes along a bitter taste.
If your symptoms are mild and you are not yet experiencing scabs, you can cover the sore mouth corners with a layer of thin petroleum jelly on the affected areas for a fast and inexpensive remedy. But if your symptoms have persisted more than a few days, you will need to address the underlying cause and find a safe, fast, and natural way to permanently get rid of it. This can be done very easily with the proper Angular Cheilitis home remedy.