Anyone else get Lip/Mouth Sores?

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crohnspatient13
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   Posted 7/25/2008 12:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I am just wondering if anyone else experiences what i get when my flares become severe. The corner of my lips split open and resemble a cold sore and the inside of my mouth is sore and hurts. Does anyone else have this happen?
18 year old female- diagnosed with severe crohn's in December of 2004, only one mild remission since being diagnosed
have been treated with prednisone, 6mp, and remicade. now trying humira


crohnspatient13
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   Posted 7/25/2008 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   
also, what works for people who do get this symptom because i've used everything on my lips from releeve, carmex, burts bees, everything and the sores just dont go away
18 year old female- diagnosed with severe crohn's in December of 2004, only one mild remission since being diagnosed
have been treated with prednisone, 6mp, and remicade. now trying humira


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   Posted 7/25/2008 3:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there
I get sores in mouth and am getting "Oracort" RX for them
For me it works
I am sure others will have some ideas as well

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   Posted 7/25/2008 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
i recently had what i thought were sun blisters on my lips and also the corners of my mouth were splitting. i read somewhere online that the corners of mouth splitting can be a sign of b12 or iron deficiency, which, some of us crohnies tend to have.

i did find this little excerpt from one page:

Cracks or sores in the corner of the mouth, also known as angular cheilitis, angular stomatitis, or perleche, can be rather annoying, like a paper cut — small, and irritating. Angular cheilitis is actually an inflammatory condition, and can cause bleeding and ulceration in addition to the painful cracks or sores.

There is no universal cause for angular cheilitis, and the cracks can develop for a number of different reasons, including:

* yeast, staph, or strep infections
* dry lips and skin (particularly during dry winter weather!)
* B-vitamin deficiencies, including B2 (riboflavin), B6, and B12
* iron-deficiency anemia (low red blood cells due to too little iron)
* allergic reaction to some substance (particularly products used on the lips, such as lip gloss/stick/balm, and even dental care/oral hygiene products, such as toothpaste)
* poorly fitting dentures (or no teeth or no dentures at all)

Because of the many potential causes, treatment for angular cheilitis varies. At home, you can try applying petroleum jelly, which will help with dryness. You can also use a little dab of hydrocortisone cream, an anti-inflammatory that's available over-the-counter at lower concentrations. Apply the cream over the area 2 to 3 times each day (at meals and at night). If you don't see improvement from either remedy in under a week, or if the area becomes redder, more swollen, or terribly uncomfortable, you'll need to see your health care provider or dermatologist.
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Jen77
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   Posted 7/25/2008 7:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Yep that can be a Crohn's complication. I actually had half my lip swell up, and ended up being because of my flare. From the mouth to the anus, as they say!
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crohnspatient13
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   Posted 7/25/2008 7:49 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks alot, i'll try taking those vitamins because im starting to take supplements anyway, and that's great to know there may be a name cause that sounds like what it is, and because it can be inflammation it could be related to crohn's that way, i had it bad when i was diagnosed years ago and it was actually my first symptom of inflammation later diagnosed as crohn's, so now that it's back it's so annoying and so hard to treat they don't go away for sometimes months. thanks for the advice, i'm open to hearing more as well.
18 year old female- diagnosed with severe crohn's in December of 2004, only one mild remission since being diagnosed
have been treated with prednisone, 6mp, and remicade. now trying humira


mom2four
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   Posted 7/25/2008 7:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I am not normally on this site but saw your post. I used to deal with this severely and went to several doctors- a dentist told me about the B vitamins, and it has worked every time!

crohnspatient13
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   Posted 7/25/2008 7:58 PM (GMT -7)   
awesome thanks! im starting those tonight, how long til you see results?
18 year old female- diagnosed with severe crohn's in December of 2004, only one mild remission since being diagnosed
have been treated with prednisone, 6mp, and remicade. now trying humira


78SilvAnniv
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   Posted 7/25/2008 10:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Whenever I've gotten sores at the corner of my lips I would double up on vitamin C. I'd alternate and take 2000mg one day and 1000mg the next. After the sores were gone, I'd go back to 1000mg/day. Results were usually pretty quick. I've never tried the B vits, I'll have to give them a shot.
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   Posted 7/25/2008 10:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Probiotics can be very beneficial for these as well, taken daily and indefinitely of course...I haven't had a single mouth sore since taking probiotics.

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