• over 1 year ago

    Angular Cheilitis will not go away

    A little over a month ago I woke up with some minor symptoms of angular cheilitis, including some minor discomfort when opening my mouth, and barely noticeable inflammation in the corners of my mouth. In the next few days, the left corner of my mouth healed up perfectly, but the right became worse. I started to treat it using a topical anti fungal cream twice a day, and a coconut oil based lip balm throughout the day. Over the period of a couple more weeks, the right side healed up, but now the left side is flared up again and worse than ever!! I have continued treating it with antifungal cream, avoiding licking my lips, and every other scrap of useful “do’s” and “do not’s” I could find online. I am unable to get into a doctor for at least another week. Any suggestions on what I can do to control this/make it go away ASAP? It affects my job, eating habits, self image, etc.