Juliana Suprun notes that seizures are nothing more than a fungal or bacterial infection. It is the infection that is the cause that provokes damage to the integrity of the skin, the formation of scales, ulcers and redness.
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Sometimes cracks in the corners of the lips can cause itchy lips, pain during eating, or even talking.
Small children, people with a weakened immune system, diabetes mellitus, malnutrition, and older people are prone to angular cheilitis.
Why do jams appear?
The following factors can cause or provoke angular cheilitis:
Mechanical or chemical irritation of the mouth. Ultraviolet. Long-term antibiotic treatment. Oral candidiasis (reproduction of Candida albicans fungus). Marriage of nutrients: vitamins B2, B12, folic acid, and the trace element iron. Immunodeficiency due to HIV infection or diabetes. Excessive saliva formation (characteristic of seriously ill and partially immobilized people). Significant folds in the corners of the mouth. Dentures or tooth loss. Retinoid treatment. Inflammation in the intestines, irritable bowel syndrome, gluten intolerance and, as a result, the absence of a number of nutrients.
In order to cure the jam, it is worth finding the reason for their appearance
How to treat jams?
“Forget about the treatment with alcohol, brilliant green, fucorcin, petroleum jelly, vegetable oil or aloe. This may not kill the pathogen, but it will damage your lips even more,” warns Ms Ulyana.
If fungus causes cracks, then antifungal agents (creams or gels that have an antifungal effect) should be used. Most likely, in this case there will be a white sting on the tongue.
If the cause is bacteria (most cases), then use creams with antiseptic and antimicrobial effects, and possibly corticosteroids. Such drugs are affordable and over-the-counter. And after that, apply creams with aloe, vitamin E and extracts of green tea or sea buckthorn, or other means that promote wound healing.
If there is a suspicion that the corners of the mouth are cracking due to insufficient nutrition, and the infection is only a consequence, then you need to consult a doctor regarding therapy.