Angular cheilitis: 10 home remedies to get rid of it – Beauty and hygiene

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How to naturally treat angular cheilitis? This very unpleasant and painful inflammation at the corner of the mouth that often denotes a deficiency of iron, zinc and vitamin B2.

Smile, and the world smiles with you. But if your smile is costing you stab-like pain at the corner of your lips, something needs to be done. These cracks at the corners of your mouth are not just dry lips, they usually hide an infection, nutritional deficiencies or even hyper-salivation. It’s angular cheilitis. How to get rid of these unsightly sores with natural home remedies. Here are the simplest tips to relieve them with grandmother’s remedies.

What is angular cheilitis?

Sores at the corners of the mouth are an undesirable sight. But, if you have already had the chapped lips, you will understand that the pain associated with angular cheilitis is multiplied by ten. You can’t speak easily, you can’t take large bites of food, and you certainly can’t shout. Why ? Because the angles at the corners of your mouth are:

  • inflamed
  • Cracked
  • Scaly
  • Dry and stiff
  • Have occasional bleeding
  • Bloated
  • Have red, painful lesions

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What are the causes ?

Angular cheilitis or cracked lip corners can be the result of fungal or bacterial infection, anemia or nutritional deficiency, here is a non-exhaustive list of causes of cheilitis:

You don’t have to bear the pain for too long. Use these effective home remedies for angular cheilitis.

1. Olive oil

Olive oil is both an antibacterial and a moisturizer, it is ideal for treat this inflammation at the corners of the lips. Apply a little warm olive oil to the inflamed area. It will treat the condition faster than you thought. Make sure to apply the oil twice a day.

2. Coconut oil

It’s one more ingredient that you won’t have trouble finding. Dab coconut oil on the reddish, dry area in the corner of your mouth, as often as you like. It will moisturize the skin of your lips and treat inflammation. Coconut oil will also relieve your pain.

How to use coconut oil as lip balm? (article to come)

3. Lemon

Remember to always have lemons in your refrigerator. Fight the infection in the corners of the mouth by rubbing lemon juice there. These painful cracks should heal rapidly. Drink lemon juice to boost your immunity.

4. Honey

This sweet liquid is one of the most effective home remedies for angular cheilitis as long as it is real honey. Apply the honey liberally all over the inflamed part of the corner of the mouth. Leave on for 15 minutes to let its antifungal and antibacterial magic work. Kids would love this remedy.

5. Aloe Vera

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Aloe Vera gel has multiple uses. For the skin it is extremely soothing. Similarly, the gel can relieve the pain of angular cheilitis while alleviating its symptoms. Gently massage the cool gel onto the affected area and leave on for 15 minutes. Apply 3 times daily for faster relief. You can also use it on chapped lips.

6. Cocoa butter

Cocoa butter is an excellent natural moisturizer. Manage it excessive dryness around the mouth with the application of cocoa butter. Apply it 3 times a day to keep your lips hydrated.

7. Cucumber

Thanks to its soothing effects, find a smile with a cucumber. Hold a slice of cucumber over the inflamed area for a while, several times a day. This will moisturize the cracks and will ease the pain.

8. Baking soda

About twice a day, mix some water with baking soda and apply the paste to the affected area. Rinse 5 minutes later. Then moisturize the area. In this way you disinfect the inflammation and relieve the stinging pain at the edge of your lips.

9. Drink water

Dehydration is a major factor that causes cracked lips and even aggravates the infection. Drink 10 glasses of water every day, taking frequent sips to avoid dryness around the mouth. (read here to know how much water should you drink daily)

10. Homemade lip balm

Make your own lip balm by mixing Vaseline and a little tea tree oil. They are excellent for heal the painful fissures of angular cheilitis (2). Alternatively, just dab Vaseline on the affected area as often as possible. This is a good balm for chapped lips.

While all of these remedies for angular cheilitis are extremely effective, it is also important to correct nutritional deficiencies. Consume iron rich foods and B-complex like spinach to prevent angular cheilitis.

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