Only someone who has been a victim of angular cheilitis knows how much it really hurts to have your mouth several dry and your lips covered in cracks. Its starts very simply and you may think at first that with some time it will go away. But as time continues on you discover that it is slowly developing into cracks and painful sores. You will also begin to wonder what is going on with your mouth it has never done this before.
It starts with cracked lips and then develops into angular cheilitis. It is a swelling of the corners of your mouth causing pain and discomfort. Although it is by no means life threatening it is painful and can hit the self esteem hard. No one wants to look in the mirror and wonder what is wrong with their mouth.
The mouth is one of the most prominent features on the face. When it is covered in a rash, surrounded by cracks, and dotted with sores it is hard to find beauty in it. Your self esteem can suffer while you have this condition which in turn means angular cheilitis also effects your job and social life. When you don’t feel presentable enough to approach people being social becomes difficult and being at work seems unbearable.
Noticing the signs of cracked lips, swelling, bleeding etc early can be a real benefit because most time angular cheilitis doesn’t go away on its own. If you can begin treatment early then symptoms reduce more quickly and become less noticeable with each passing day. Don’t be afraid to apply lip balm when your lips are chapped you don’t know what exactly you are preventing. Or if you know your diet is deficient in a particular vitamin or mineral make and effort to incorporate that into your meals. You won’t be the only one before too long that can see your deficiency.