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Cuts on side of mouth - help!

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BusyNothings Mon 18-Jul-16 20:10:25

Hi all.

I have some cuts on the side of my mouth and they've been there for at least 2+ weeks. I've googled home remedies and had honey and Vaseline pop up. But no good. It isn't a cold sore but bloody hurts - esp when I open my mouth.

I really don't want to waste any doctors time so hoping you guys might have some ideas!

Thanks in advance =]

2nds Mon 18-Jul-16 20:12:38

I'm. Wondering if rinsing it with salt water would help?

SnowBallsAreHere Mon 18-Jul-16 20:13:47

It's a vitamin deficiency. Can't remember which one blush.

cathyandclaire Mon 18-Jul-16 20:14:36

I think anaemia can cause this.
It's called angular stomatitis.

P1nkP0ppy Mon 18-Jul-16 20:14:51

It's a sign of VitC deficiency op, get yourself some VitC tablets and they'll soon heal.

AmberNectarine Mon 18-Jul-16 20:15:25

Angular chelitis - I get this. Usual caused by iron deficiency. Get som spatone supplements to add to drinks and up your red meat/leafy green veg intake.

lifeissweet Mon 18-Jul-16 20:16:01

Is it just cuts, or could it be angular cheilitis? I get that and it's horrible. It happens when I'm run down.

Zephyroux1 Mon 18-Jul-16 20:16:08

I suffered with this for years and finally found the solution!

What you do is wash the area carefully with soap and water, gently rubbing the flakey stuff (sorry tmi) away. Then leave your mouth open to dry it completely, it really dries out and can't have any moisture in there at all, when it's completely dry, smother it in Vaseline. I usually do it before bed and again if I wake up during the night. I try to during the day too but it's much harder.

Within a couple of days it will be gone!

Also get some b vitamins in you

Good luck

LexieSinclair Mon 18-Jul-16 20:16:43

I had this, only a prescription steroid cream sorted it.

mrsmorton Mon 18-Jul-16 20:17:51

I often find a massive spoonful of marmite helps. Other vitamin B preparations are available...

Do you wear a denture or have braces etc?

avocadosweet Mon 18-Jul-16 20:22:54

Bepanthen worked on my angular chelitis.

TheNotoriousPMT Mon 18-Jul-16 20:23:00

Wikipedia lists a multitude of possible causes.

I find Savlon cream helps with healing.

FlysInDreams Mon 18-Jul-16 20:28:10

I use tea tree oil, though it does sting a little.

SkyLucy Mon 18-Jul-16 20:30:00

Vitamin B12! I had that for ages, even went to the GP and got weird ointment....then read that a vitamin B12 supplement could help. Three days after taking it, the problem had gone. Many years later, if I have a flare-up, I get back on the vit B tabs and can guarantee prompt improvement.

Incidentally, are you veggie? I am, and discovered that it's common for veggies to lack B12.

CPtart Mon 18-Jul-16 20:36:54

Get checked for vitamin B12 deficiency.

BetsOriginal Mon 18-Jul-16 20:38:52

Vit C and Zinc OP. Get the effervescent stuff down your neck!!

BusyNothings Mon 18-Jul-16 20:40:01

Thanks that's a lot more than I expected!

I am veggie so red meat is kind of difficult for me lol. I am taking conceptions vitamins as ttc the seven seas ones and the cuts came when I had stopped taking them for about a week or two. I'd just forgotten so started them again a few days ago. Do you think the increase in iron and vit b12 and then it suddenly disappearing could have caused it?

Thanks for the tips will definitely try them though before I start bugging the docs

CountingdowntoFriday Tue 19-Jul-16 20:52:06

I had this for years. What I found out was there are several things that can cause it and it's a bit of a process of elimination to work out what is causing your problem.
A three pronged attack worked for me.
B12 supplement
Iron infusion to sort chronic anaemia
Canesten cream with hydrocortisone

Fluffy101 Wed 20-Jul-16 22:11:11

Blisteze cream is fab for this and cracked lips

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