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5 Tips To Help Cracked Corners of Your Mouth

angular cheilitis treatment

Hiding Angular Cheilitis

Once the sores in corner of mouth have cracked and you have either a bacterial or fungal infection there are a few things you can do to gain some relief. These home remedies won’t cure the mouth sore, however they are a lip treatment that will diminish the pain.

(1) Take a q-tip and dab with sauerkraut juice. It burns like living fire, however it will dry the area up.

(2) Try moisturizing the lips and the affected area with cocoa butter and Vitamin E, or even with Vaseline. This will prevent it from further cracking , making it more elastic, thus the pain will be less when you open your mouth.

(3) Aloe Vera and cucumber slices are very effective in hydrating the cracked crusty area and killing bacteria. Very gently, Rub both on the cracks, and the itching will stop almost immediately, you will continue to see improvements after several applications.

(4) Apply some honey preferably some without preservatives or additives of any kind. Honey contains great anti-bacterial and anti -fungal properties so it is great for killing the source of the infection. It also takes the pain away and makes the itching stop. You will want to apply some honey on the affected area once each day, and leave it on there for a couple minutes and then wash it off with plenty of water.

(5) You can take a pinch of salt and combine it with a few drops of olive oil and apply to the painful area. This will calm the skin and make the condition bearable.

 

 

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