Angular Cheilitis (also referred to as perleche, angular stomatitis, or cheilosis) is a common condition that causes redness and inflammation as well as painful skin fissures, blisters and sores at the corners of the mouth. Due to its appearance and location, angular cheilitis is sometimes confused with a cold sore outbreak.
There are a variety of causes for angular cheilitis, including chapped lips, contact dermatitis associated with saliva on the skin, and bacterial, fungal, yeast, or viral infections. Malnutrition (iron, zinc, and riboflavin deficiencies) and illnesses such as diabetes and ulcerative colitis increase the likelihood of angular cheilitis. Infants, the elderly, and people with Down syndrome are especially prone to this condition. Angular cheilitis often resolves on its own, but it can become a chronic problem. In such cases, protective lip balms and ointments, topical treatments that fight infection and improved nutrition are the most typical remedies.
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‡ Expected product performance is based on customer experiences, as stated in customer feedback submitted over a seven-year period (as of September 4, 2012). The most reported period of time to see improvement is 1 day. * Based on bacterial viability assay testing performed using a Becton Dickinson FACSCalibur™. Products tested were Bacitracin and triple antibiotic ointment.