Sept 27-Crack on the side of my mouth

@peachpurple (12875)
Malaysia
September 27, 2017 9:39am CST
It has been a week since I noticed there was a small cut and cracks on the side of my mouth, both sides. The cracks are causing lots of pain when I eat because I cannot open my mouth to eat properly. Everytime I try to put a spoonful of food into my mouth, I had to open small mouth. Otherwise the crack and cut would widen and turn reddish. I tried apply Vaseline petroleum jelly, it didn't cure the cracks. I tried aloe vera gel, the problem retained the same. Then I searched online that anti fungal cream should be able to treat the fungal or bacteria problem on the cracks of my mouth. It had healed one side only. Do you have this problem? How do you treat it?
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• Peoria, Arizona
27 Sep
I used to get this a lot as a kid. I used to put chapstick on it and they healed after a while.
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@peachpurple (12875)
• Malaysia
28 Sep
oh great idea! i should visit the pharmacy today
• Peoria, Arizona
29 Sep
@peachpurple That is good, I hope you are feeling better!
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@peachpurple (12875)
• Malaysia
1 Oct
@DesirousDreamer yes i am, thanks
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@Christinb (407)
27 Sep
Maybe u should consult a dentist
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@peachpurple (12875)
• Malaysia
28 Sep
gum disease?
@kepweng (14768)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
27 Sep
its dangerous better to have check up in dentist
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@peachpurple (12875)
• Malaysia
28 Sep
ok thanks
@shubhu3 (14279)
• New Delhi, India
27 Sep
Consult a dentist once.
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@peachpurple (12875)
• Malaysia
28 Sep
ok
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@vsai2008 (7835)
• India
27 Sep
It is Vitamin deficiency which led to fungal infection I guess The cream needs to be applied many times a day with proper hygiene
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@peachpurple (12875)
• Malaysia
28 Sep
yes , I did applied 3 times a day and kept brushing and gargle
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@vsai2008 (7835)
• India
28 Sep
@peachpurple Visit a doctor if the problem persists for more than 7 days even after applying the antifungal cream.
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@peachpurple (12875)
• Malaysia
28 Sep
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@Corbin5 (106416)
• United States
27 Sep
My husband has this problem in winter, and I think he uses Blistex Relief Cream, but .it seems to only soothe and not heal.
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@peachpurple (12875)
• Malaysia
28 Sep
never heal ?
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@Corbin5 (106416)
• United States
28 Sep
@peachpurple They disappear in the spring and summer, but in winter, they seem to be constant.
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@peachpurple (12875)
• Malaysia
28 Sep
@Corbin5 i think it is the cold and dry weather in winter, mine is recovering now after I had applied the anti fungal cream
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@Ithink (10673)
• United States
28 Sep
My mom got these and she said it can be a vitamin deficiency, Vitamin B- I think 6 or a fungal infection. She took the Vitamin and used a fungal cream. Not sure which worked but it is gone now and she hasn't had it for a while.
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@peachpurple (12875)
• Malaysia
28 Sep
Thanks for your advice
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@Ithink (10673)
• United States
29 Sep
@peachpurple Your welcome, I know she said they hurt and if it can help I'd rather say something then allow someone to stay in pain.
@nangayo (2341)
• Nairobi, Kenya
28 Sep
I experience this problem whenever i have a cold but it takes about two days to disappear.
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@peachpurple (12875)
• Malaysia
28 Sep
that is pretty quick, so what did you do to cure it?
@BelleStarr (38267)
• United States
28 Sep
I have never had this problem but if it doesn't heal you might want to see the doctor.
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@peachpurple (12875)
• Malaysia
28 Sep
yes, it is recovering now
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@prashu228 (25811)
• India
27 Sep
Glad the cream worked.
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@peachpurple (12875)
• Malaysia
28 Sep
yes it did
@just4him (117058)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Sep
I've had it, but not in a long time. It takes a long time to heal.
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@peachpurple (12875)
• Malaysia
28 Sep
yes it did, mine had been in pain for a week
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