You may be experiencing fissures in the corners of your mouth or cracked lips perhaps. If you think this is but a typical skin irritation, be warned since it can be a kind of skin inflammation already. Not everyone is aware of this type of skin inflammatory condition called Angular Cheilosis which is otherwise known as Angular Stomatitis, Angular Cheilitis, or Perleche.
Since the illness is external and affects the epidermis or outer layer of the skin, the appearance of it is very unsightly. People despise you or would stay away from the affected individual because they would initially think that Angular Cheilosis is communicable but the truth is it is not contagious. It is primarily caused by fungal infection or growth of bacteria on the affected part of the skin which is the mouth or lip area. The disease limits the person from doing the typical activities of the mouth such as eating or chewing, smiling or laughing, or anything that requires opening of the mouth. This is because the scab has a tendency to crack open again where bleeding can occur again.
Angular Cheilosis may be checked with a dentist or a doctor. If it has something to do with dentures, it is advisable to see a dentist and have it diagnosed. Dentures that are not properly fitted may be the reason for folds to appear on the sides of the mouth, causing pathogens to enter in the moistened areas of the skin creases. You can have the angular cheilosis diagnosis done by a physician for proper drug prescription. But if you want something more effective, natural remedies are more efficient.
It is not a good idea to be leaving the condition unattended since it can possibly progress into something severe. It is possible to treat Angular Cheilosis in various forms so there is no reason to leave your health at risk.