Angular cheilitis

Anatori Sealife Comments 0 3rd July 2018
Angular cheilitis - inflammatory process. Inflammation of corner mouth. Lack of vitamins

Cheilitis of lips is a common phenomenon. However, most people suffering from this don’t even suspect that the damage to the mucous membrane and the skin of the lips is a severe pathology.

Angular cheilitis is a disease associated with an inflammatory process that affects the mucous membrane and the red border of the lips.


In addition to the dislocation on the upper and lower lip and the corners of the mouth (the so-called “angular cheilitis”), such inflammatory foci can appear in many body parts, especially mucous membranes.

They stay exposed to external negative impacts, resulting in overdrying, microcracks formation and infections.

What is Angular cheilitis caused by, and how to treat it?

The causes of painful lesions of the lips’ mucous membrane are the harmful impacts of the environment, sharp temperature changes in winter and summer, weathering, drying and cracking. Excessively spicy, hot, salty, and acidic foods can cause inflammation.


Besides, the following reasons contribute to the development of cheilitis:

  • pore-clogging, leading to peeling, irritation and allergic reactions;
  • contact allergies and dermatoses arising from the contact of the lips with harmful chemical compounds;
  • systemic diseases of the endocrine system, congenital;
  • Severe illnesses such as tuberculosis of the skin, lichen, and syphilis can cause lesions of the lips, too;
  • Diseases that develop due to long-term stress, such as psoriasis and eczema, can cause complications in the area of lips and Angular cheilitis;
  • genetic causes of cheilitis are possible, for example, in cases of ichthyosis;
  • Internal diseases can affect the development of the inflammatory process. Further, it increases the risk of damage to the lips. It occurs due to complications of liver function or failure of the gastrointestinal tract;
  • A sharp deterioration of the body’s resistance against cancer or its treatment also violates the natural protection of the lips.

Angular cheilitis requires specific treatment, depending on the type and cause of its development. Ask which doctor treats angular cheilitis. Strangely enough, it would be best if you went to the dentist.