Are you suffering from cheilitis or  lip inflammation?

Cheilitis is a common issue that we dentists see on a regular basis. The vast majority of cases are minor can can be self limiting.

What is cheilitis?

Cheilitis means lip inflammation and most would just say chapped lips. There are many excellent images to help diagnosis an exact type of cheilitis online.

Types of cheilitis.

There are several types of cheilitis but by far the most common that dentists will treat is angular cheilitis.

Cheilitis types

Angular cheilits

This is a fungal infection in the corner of the mouth. We treat it with a topical anti-fungal. Treatment is very successful and usually results are seen within a day or two.

Eczematous Cheilitis

This is an allergy type of reaction.

Exfoliative cheilitis

This type is from constant picking and or chewing on the lip.

Exfoliative cheilitis is from chronic biting and chewing of the lips


Actinic cheilitis




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