Different Mouth Sore Conditions.

Mouth sores (or “angular cheilitis”) is found at the corners of the mouth on the lips.

It can exist caused by several common things

including:

Cold sore/fever blister

Vitamin or iron 

insufficiency

Wrong poorly fitting

dentures

Fungal infection (thrush)

Cold sores:

If you haveown had cold sores/fever blisters in the past, you likely knoexperience when you are going to get another one.

These sores normally happen in the same position each time they pop up.

It takes 7 to 14 days to go forth.

They can be caused by a type of herpes virus or by tooth deprivation.

The jaws are collapsed and the folds of skin at the corners of the mouth lot upward, resulting in mouth sores.

Often these sores will come along when you have been sick or run down, or you may get them after you have been out in the sun or have suntan.

Ointments and creams are available without a prescription drug.

They decrease the severeness of the sore and numbers of days it takes to go away.

If you have many outbreaks,make a dentist or doctor for a prescription for a stronger cream.

Use at the first sign of an irruption.

Make sure you use a cotton swab or rubber/latex gloves when putting the cream on the sore.

Do not touch the sore with your hands.

The virus can be spreaddisseminate to other people and to other parts of your body including your eyes.

Vitamin or iron inadequacy:

Mouth sores, also result of a low level of vitamin B or iron in your body.

Many older adults do not pay attention to how many vitamins, minerals and other nutrients are in their diets.

Watch what you eat up.

After a certain age, many people find it is easy to gain weight.

To offset this, we eat less.

The problem is, we still require the same amount of vitamins, minerals and nutrients, but not as many calories as when we were younger.

This makes food choice important.

We need to eat foods that have more nutrients and less “empty” calories.

Your doctor or dentist may suggest you take a daily vitamin supplement to help you keep a good level of vitamins in your body.

Poorly fitted dentures:

Dentures that have worn down over the years and do not fit precisely may cause angular cheilitis.

Worn dentures make your mouth to close more than it did when the dentures were new.

This causes the skin at the corners of your mouth to fold over or convergence.

When this happens, the area in the fold of skin stays warm and moist and can be a perfect place for a fungal infection or thrush to formulate.

Antifungal creams and ointments treat thrust, but it will come back again if the dentures are not fixed or replaced and the overlapping skin remains.

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