An inflammatory condition which causes swollen red patches at corners of the mouth. It could occur either on one side or both sides of the lips at a same time.
Characterized by painful sores at the corners of the mouth, bleeding, swollen lips, red and cracked lips.
There are various reasons, the most common cause is the yeast infection.
Diagnosis is done by closely examining the affected lips. Doctor will check for blisters, swelling or pain.
→ Common treatment options
→ How is this diagnosed?
- Treatable by a medical professional
- Diagnosed by medical professional
- Rarely requires lab test or imaging
- Can last several days or weeks
Topical antifungal: Used to get rid of the fungal infections.
Nystatin . Ketoconazole . Clotrimazole
Antibiotics: Used to reduce cracks caused by bacteria, usually staphylococcal.
Topical steroids: Used to treat eczema
Desonide . Mometasone
Topical immunosuppressants: Used to reduce inflammation
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