Home Remedies For Angular Cheilitis

Angular Cheilitis is a nasty condition which is usually the result of a Candida-type infection around the corners of the mouth. It can be particularly bad in older people or people who wear dentures. Although hardly a life threatening condition it is, nevertheless  unpleasant, unsightly and, if left untreated, it can worsen to the point where it causes real pain and embarrassment.

There are, as you might expect, a number of over the counter remedies for the condition, but many of these use unpleasant chemicals and can be quite expensive. These days, more and more people are looking for natural remedies for conditions such as Angular Cheilitis, so I decided to do a quick bit of research to find out what you can do to clear the condition up without resorting to the drugstore.

As it turns out, there are quite a few herbal remedies and some decent household remedies which are very effective at getting rid of the condition, and whats more, many of them clear it up quicker than over the counter products. That’s why you should never believe the drug companies hype and marketing – they do spend an awful lot of money on marketing these kinds of products (maybe its because we all spend a lot of money on getting rid of conditions like AC) – and, instead you should try and use some of the freely available, and natural products that I will now discuss.

Start With Your Diet

The first thing that you can do, is not to use a product but, instead, alter your diet! Most people in Western civilizations have a fairly poor diet. That’s not to say we are all starving (just the opposite in fact) but our diets are usually lacking in the essential vitamins and minerals that we need for a healthy lifestyle. I’m not really a fan of vitamin supplements – although they do work, but rather, I would recommend something called sub-lingual liquid vitamins.

These vitamins are easily absorbed into the body and easier for many people to take. They gave the added benefit of being faster working which is good. Prices are about the same as normal vitamin pills so there’s not really much of a disadvantage to using them.

Vitamin B2 – also known as Riboflavin has been shown to deal with AC very effectively but, of course, if you don’t like vitamin supplements then you can always eat more mushrooms, spinach, milk or nuts which are rich in vitamin B2.

Other powerful home remedies include aloe vera which is available in a range of creams and gels, honey, petroleum jelly and even simple medicated lip balm.

However, the more potent medications are those that will be advised by your dermatologist and these can include topical  So far, any medication that contains these elements can be considered a sure and easy way on how to treat Angular cheilitis.

Topical antifungal creams can reduce the fungal infection by killing the fungus that is on the skin. Look out for creamsthat contain antifungal medications that contain triamcinolone, nystatin, and acetoide.It also relieves the itching, inflammation and rawness of the affected skin. However, you must know the proper application of the cream because basically any topical cream intended to treat wounds contains steroids so avoid ingesting it or else you can experience bad side effects. How to treat Angular cheilitis once you have the cream should be done with great cautions. Topical ointments that have steroids are not also applicable for children’s use.

Topical creams can also be very useful in the fight against AC. One topical cream - even honey - can aid in bringing the condition under control. I am an advocate of home remedies and natural cures, so I really don’t approve of doctor prescribed medications. This is why I underwent the above treatments to get my angular cheilitis under control. A combination of B vitamins, Honey and topical creams seemed to be the winning combination for me, but everyone’s body is different.
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