Often we associate any sort of infection on the mouth as herpes or a cold sore. However, if the infection is not on the lips but right at the corner of the mouth, this may not be a cold sore but Angular Chelitis. The simplest way to “self diagnose” yourself is to look at a series of photos of actual sufferers of Angular Chelitis and compare it to your own symptoms. Once you know the clinical name of your condition it becomes a much simpler matter to research it on line and arm yourself with the right information before seeing your doctor.
Quite commonly, the prescription for Angular Chelitis is 1% hydro cortisone topical cream, however this ointment is reported by the majority as very ineffectual in easing the symptoms or curing the condition. Millions of Americans suffer from Angular Chelitis every year. The corners of the mouth form a legion much like a swollen paper cut, the ulcers split at the mouth if the mouth is opened. If left unchecked, Angular Chelitis is accompanied by a yeast infection of the mouth. Candida or oral thrush is a contagious fungal infection that coats the tongue making it swell with a whitish hue.
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