Finding the right remedy for Angular Cheilitis is a tough task as there are not many that can cure all types of this skin disease, the main problem is that the causes varies from one person to another. Perleche or Cheilosis is a condition in which the lips and mouth corners become dry and rough, crack and sometimes even bleed. This is a very painful condition and can make it difficult for a person to eat, drink or talk. Effective Angular Cheilitis remedies are hard to find and many people generally resort to the medications prescribed by the doctors.
Here are a few main causes of this disease:
a) Oral thrush or Candida growth is one of the most often causes. The overgrowth of the yeast in the mouth can be due to the ill fitting dentures, loss of frontal teeth or poor personal hygiene.
b) Cheilosis can be caused due to iron or vitamin deficiency. This problem is usually caused by bad diet consisting mostly of fast food.
Angular Cheilitis remedies consist of the following:
a) Applying shea butter on the affected area, this has twofold effect: 1st it will nourish the skin and 2nd it will take away the moisture yeast needs in order to spread.
b) Include necessary vegetables and fruits in your diet to supply the body with the necessary vitamins and iron. It is also important to eat enough meat such as beef and turkey.
c) Apply only mild creams and wash the affected area with gentle soaps, but not skin moisteners.
d) Practicing regular personal hygiene.
e) Avoid sweet drinks and candies, sweets help candida growth.