Angular Cheilitis Treatment – Remedies to Avoid
If you have perleche, you are probably focusing your attention on angular cheilitis treatment, wondering how best to get rid of the condition. Of course, this web site will devote much attention to specific all natural remedies and over the counter remedies. However, it seems instructive to first convey some common treatments to avoid.
The most important thing to remember (and it has been highlighted many other times on this website) is that angular cheilitis is not chapped lips or cold sores. It is a bacterial or fungal infection. To treat the painful symptoms of angular cheilitis you must treat the underlying infection.
The following angular cheilitis treatments will not work, and will most likely make your angular cheilitis worse:
• Lip balms/chap-stick etc. . . . these products moisten the lips, but the dryness and cracking of angular cheilitis is not caused by a lack of moisture. If anything, these products will seal the infected area, protect the angular cheilitis, and make the infection worse.
• Don’t touch it! . . . That’s what mamma would say, and its true. I know it itches. Its painful, annoying and irritating. But don’t touch your angular cheilitis, it will only make the symptoms worse.
• Don’t pick at it!. . . At more advanced stages the healing process from angular cheilitis can produce small scabs at the mouth corners. Again, take parental advice and don’t pick at it. Yes, it itches, its painful, unsightly and gross. Picking at it isn’t going to make it any better, and could lead to scarring or other permanent damage. Use a washcloth with soap and water to clean it, but don’t stick your dirty fingers into the wounds,
• Bleach. . . I shouldn’t have to tell people this, but you’d be surprised how many people think this is a good idea. If you’ve had really bad poison ivy, or some other rash then you may have used a bleach solution to dry the area and reduce the inflammation. Don’t put bleach on your lips. If you don’t use enough water as dilute then bleach can be extremely toxic even deadly. It isn’t something you want anywhere near your digestive system. The trip to the emergency room will be far worse than the symptoms of Angular Cheilitis.
Angular Cheilitis Treatment – A Stance of Non-Engagement
Alright, so you know what not to do but what if your angular cheilitis treatment is simply to do nothing, letting it run its course? While the human body possesses great capacity to heal itself, it may take weeks or months to heal from one bout of angular cheilitis. As a result of its location, at the corner of the lips, it’s easy for saliva to reinfect the area. Bacteria or fungi get reintroduced and the cycle continues.
In addition, your body may very well need assistance in getting rid of these microbes. Left to their own devices, these microbes may grow stronger, not weaker, in time.
Treatment of Angular Cheilitis – Remedies that Work
We now know what not to do. It’s now important to figure out what viable options exist that may serve as the cornerstone for eradicating perleche. It should be noted, however, that there is no ‘quick fix’ where one remedy suits all. Individual responses can vary significantly and even within the same individual at times, depending on other factors, such as the cause of perleche itself.
However, it should be instructive to consult the following website pages where we’ve categorized angular cheilitis treatments depending on the ‘healing source.’ Please see:
Hopefully, a remedy or two can help you combat perleche symptoms and get rid of it … this time. But if you are like most people, you want to ensure that it does not return.
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