Frequently Asked Questions

What is Angular Cheilitis?

Angular Cheilitis, also known as Perleche, is a condition that affects the sensitive skin around the lips and mouth (especially one or both corners of the lips) and manifests as cracks, splits, redness, pain, and sores. It is especially common in the cold winter months and in people who are lacking essential nutrition in their diets.

What does Angular Cheilitis look like?

Angular Cheilitis is characterized by extremely chapped lips, redness, cracks, cuts, splits, or in severe cases, even sores around the mouth.

What causes Angular Cheilitis?

There are a couple of potential factors that work together to cause Angular Cheilitis, both external and internal. There is almost always one or more underlying nutritional deficiencies that weaken the body, such as Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Iron, and Zinc. The condition itself is generally caused by either a bacterial or a fungal infection. Addressing both the internal and external issues will mean the difference between a temporary treatment and a permanent cure.

Is Angular Cheilitis contagious?

Angular Cheilitis is NOT contagious.

How is Angular Cheilitis different from cold sores?

Cold sores are caused by the Herpes simplex virus and are highly contagious. Herpes is a virus that stays in your body forever, causing periodic cold sore outbreaks. It is not possible to cure Herpes; only to manage it. Angular Cheilitis is not caused by a virus and is 100 percent curable.

How can I cure my Angular Cheilitis?

The most effective cure for Angular Cheilitis is about finding fast relief from the physical manifestations of the condition while simultaneously correcting the imbalances in your body. If you only treat the physical symptoms, you may find temporary relief but unless the underlying issues are understood and resolved, you will find that more outbreaks are very likely.
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