Don’t Put Up With Painful Cracks On Your Mouth
From time to time if we get run down enough or are subjected to certain other elements, we can get cracks in the corners of our mouth which can become terribly raw. This is a condition known as angular chelitis.
The complaint is from the same family of complaints as the likes of perleche, chelosis and stomatitis. In addition, the spelling of the condition chelitis differs and is sometimes referred to as angular cheilitis. Even the most basic of tasks like drinking and eating can cause some pain when one suffers form angular chelitis because in the act the sores at the corners of the mouth can crack open again. As the sores start to heal they scab and it is during this time that even a simple act like opening your mouth can then cause the scabbing to open and crack again.
Opinions differ on what causes angular chelitis but most believe it to be a bacterial infection. You will have less chance of contracting angular chelitis if you are someone who keeps their mouth and lips fresh and dry. Maintaining excellent oral hygiene is fundamentally important to avoid bacteria and fungi being able to propagate. A common myth is that licking the lips will help but this is simply not true. In fact, the saliva carries bacteria which can cause the sores to worsen and cracks to reopen. So, tempting as it might be, you should try to avoid licking your lips.
Having a good quality lip balm handy at times when you are exposed to extremes of weather is also good advice. If your lips dry out because of extreme weather conditions this can increase your chances of contracting angular chelitis. A classic cause of angular chelitis is lips which have been over exposed to extreme heat and become cracked and dry and not kept wet with a good balm. One common prescription is a topical anti fungal cream to heal the sores and cracks at the corners of your mouth. When you sleep you should ensure your lips and mouth are kept moist with a good ointment to help the healing process.
A healthy and balanced diet of a variety of different food groups rich in vitamins is vital to avoiding angular chelitis. Vitamins A and C are also important to good health and the body’s ability in staving off infections.
If your diet does not include healthy daily servings of cereals and grains, fruit and vegetables you will be at risk of angular chelitis, not to mention other infections.
So long as you have a balanced and healthy diet, there should be very little chance of you falling prey to angular chelitis. In addition to bearing the scars of angular chelitis, those who suffer also endure extreme pain and more often than not, also public humiliation and on occasion, open ridicule.
The great news for angular chelitis sufferers is that you will no longer need to spend tons of hard earned money on expensive creams, balms and medicines. After years of research and trial and error there is now a cure available which is simplicity itself. The method involves only two (yes two) ingredients and the great news is that these items will have been right under your nose all along!
Sufferers from Angular Cheilitis will rejoice at this news and the opportunity to regain control of their life and say goodbye to unsightly red sores and cracks in their mouth forever.