Inflammation of the corners of the mouth, as they are referred to, often appears in the form of red or darker lesions, swelling, dry, cracked skin that hurts and burns. These areas may even bleed
The cause of inflammation is usually poor oral hygiene (when too much saliva collects in the corners of the mouth, such as when you wear braces), reduced immunity, dehydration, a diet low in fruits and vegetables, smoking, infections of the body such as herpes, gum disease and even anemia or diabetes.
You can prevent them from forming by making sure you keep the corners of your mouth clean and dry, using a moisturizing lip balm or vitamin ointment and enriching your diet with vitamins and nutrients with proper nutrition or supplements. Sometimes, acrimonias develop in spite of this
How to get rid of them?
There are several home remedies to reduce the infection. You can use petroleum jelly or coconut oil mixed with a few drops of essential oil, such as tea tree or lavender, a little honey, a paste of two cloves of garlic, a tablespoon of aloe vera or yogurt. The listed ingredients are mostly antibacterial, nourishing and highly moisturizing. Apply the mixture to the sore spots during the day and change it every two to three hours or leave it on overnight.
Eczema affects everyone of all ages. They can usually be cured in a few days. If the infection persists, visit your doctor. He will prescribe an antibiotic or a steroid ointment. He will also pinpoint the right cause of the inflammation of the corners of the mouth and suggest further treatment.
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