What is it?

Angular cheilitis refers to a common skin condition which is characterized by cracked sores in the corners of the mouth. It is an inflammatory condition which causes irritation to the corners of the mouth, leading to irritation. It is common and seen in all ages. It is caused due to build up saliva which dries the skin and cracks it open over time. Then, bacteria and fungi may add up and cause infection.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Angular cheilitis

Signs & symptoms

Symptoms may include bleeding, blisters, cracking, crusting, redness and swelling of the angles of the mouth.


Diagnosis is based upon findings from medical history and physical examination.
Further evaluation may include swab tests or blood tests.


Treatment depends on the underlying cause and may include antibiotics, dental therapy, dietary changes in cases of vitamin deficiencies, ointments or creams.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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