By: Terry Graedon May 30, 2022 11 Comments
    Do You Need Advice on Angular Cheilitis?

    If you ever get sore red cracks at the corners of your mouth, you might need some advice on angular cheilitis. That's the technical term for those cracked corners. Sometimes doctors call the condition…

    By: Terry Graedon February 7, 2022 5 Comments
    Painful Cracked Lips Linked to Digestive Disorde…

    From time to time, we hear from people with painful cracked lips looking for an explanation and, hopefully, a way to address the problem. If the cracks have appeared at the corners of the mouth, as th…

    By: Terry Graedon June 15, 2020 7 Comments
    How Can You Control Yeast Overgrowth?

    Do you ever develop painful cracks at the corners of your mouth? Doctors call this symptom perlèche or angular cheilitis. Treating it effectively can be challenging. In some cases, you will need to f…

    By: Terry Graedon November 1, 2018 0 Comments
    How Aysa, an AI App, Helped a Mother with her Ch…

    Nicole Pharr is used to keeping a close eye on her daughter Madison’s skin. Madison is prone to eczema and has had highly sensitive skin since she was a baby. Still, Nicole was concerned after her d…

    By: Terry Graedon May 14, 2018 8 Comments
    Antifungal Cream for Cracks in the Corners of th…

    Have you ever been troubled with cracks in the corners of the mouth? Many people have. When tracking down the cause of this condition (also called angular cheilitis or perlèche), you may wish to cons…

    By: Terry Graedon February 27, 2017 12 Comments
    Could Your Toothpaste Make Your Mouth Sore?

    Is something making your mouth sore? We've heard from many readers with angular cheilitis (sore, inflamed cracks at the corners of the mouth). Figuring out the cause and choosing the right treatment i…

    By: Joe Graedon February 9, 2015 14 Comments
    Castor Oil Helps Cracked Fingertips and the Corn…

    Q. After successfully using castor oil to heal those pesky fingertip cracks I get every winter (my cousin's suggestion), I decided to try it on the corners of my mouth. They are always cracked and som…

    By: Terry Graedon October 21, 2013 3 Comments
    Sublingual B Vitamin Supplement Made Mouth Feel …

    Q. For years I suffered from chronic angular cheilitis (painful cracks at the corners of my mouth). I also had chronic irritable syndrome (IBS). Doctor after doctor dismissed any relationship between …

    By: Terry Graedon January 3, 2013 118 Comments
    Angular Cheilitis (Perleche) Home Remedies

    Have you ever suffered with painful cracks at the corners of the mouth that just wouldn't go away? Some people also complain of redness, wrinkling, crusting or fissuring. Cold weather can make cracks …

    By: Terry Graedon February 20, 2012 32 Comments
    Angular Cheilitis or Cracks at Corners of Mouth

    Q. A friend and I were both recently diagnosed with perleche or angular cheilitis. Although the prescribed medicine (ciclopirox and fluticasone creams) clears it up, the irritation comes right back. I…