Angular Cheililtis is a basically a yeast infection affecting corners of the mouth and lips. For many people this skin condition is painful and socially embarrassing. The good news is that this skin condition is not contagious like herpes. Other names used for this disease includes; perlech, cheilosis, chapped lips & angular stomatitis etc.
Causes of Angular Cheilitis
This lips and mouth corners infection is caused by;
- Fungus called Candida Albicans or
- Bacteria known as Staphylococcal
Symptoms of Angular Cheilitis
- redness over the affected skin
- itching at corners of mouth
- formation of cracks and sores in the skin with severe pain
- formation of inflamed lesions at both corners of mouth simultaneously
- formation of sores on the tongue
- discharge of blood and pus with foul smell
- & gradual increase of pain
Natural Treatment of Angular Cheilitis
Holistic and natural remedies are more effective than topical steroids prescribed by physicians for treating Angular Cheilitis. All the medicines are just providing temporary relief and once the sufferer stops it the condition again becomes severe. While on other hand natural and holistic approach is more lasting, effective and if followed in proper way it will permanently heal your disease. There are thousands of cases of this skin condition who are completely heals with help of just natural home remedies without any medical prescription and topical medicines. In the following paragraphs we will explore some of these remedies.
Vitamin B12 and Iron
According to medical research the main cause of angular cheilitis is the weakness of the immune system to fight against the bacterial or fungus responsible for this condition. So if we make our immune system strong then this condition will fade away by itself. One of the easiest ways to boost the immune system is to include in your diet sufficient amount of Vitamin B12 and Iron. Vitamin B12 and Iron are well-known for making our body defense system strong. Further to avoid those foods that can deteriorate our immune system. It is recommended to avoid citrus foods, food in acidic nature and spicy foods. Liking lips must be avoided and a quality moisturizer is also beneficial for keeping this skin condition under control.
Vitamin E Oil / Olive Oil
Olive oil is rich source of important elements and is used for healing different conditions especially skin issues. So regular use of vitamin E oil or olive oil on the lips will keep them moisturized and will greatly reduce irritation.
Medical research suggests that Angular Cheilitis one reason is the deficiency of Vitamin B. So it is important to include your daily meals those items which are rich in vitamin B such cereals, dairy products, leafy greens, beans, cabbage, eggs, fish and more…
You will find the following oils extremely useful for healing this disease;
- Smashed garlic
- Tea-tree oil
- Citronella oil
- Palmarosa Oil
- Orange Oil
- Neem seed Oil
- Coconut oil
- Extracts of pumpkin seeds or chick pees
- Bazil nuts patchouli
- Lemon myrtle
Hydrate Your Body
Hydrate your body to reduce the symptoms of the cheilitis; drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration of your body.
Aloe Vera Oil
Aloe Vera oil is also an effective remedy for healing this condition. Apply it three times daily for getting optimum benefits form this method.