cracks on the corners of my lips ouch!

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okie
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   Posted 3/26/2010 2:16 AM (GMT -7)   
They have been there for a few months! I know we have talked about this many times. One suggestion we to put a think layer of carmex on it at night. (I think Hippie told me that). I miss her! anyway that always worked. until now. Now it doesn't do anything. Anyone got any suggestions? Or better yet and idea what causes it? I'm thinking it has to do with the disease but maybe it's one of my meds or somthing. If I knew and could change somthing before it happened it would be even better.
Also my doctor put me on shots of b12 and said I have to have a high protein low salt diet. rolleyes . I'm wondering if you have a salt substitute to suggest. Or maybe some meals that are good for one person or I could make extra and put in freezer. My energy level is pretty low.
thanks for your input.
love carol
God bless


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Post Edited (okie) : 3/26/2010 3:47:35 AM (GMT-6)


PattyLatty
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   Posted 3/26/2010 7:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Carol, Sorry your energy level is low. I don't cook much anymore, but I'll think about healthy protein filled meals you can make.

I found a site online & don't vouch for it or know if it's correct, but it claims that there's a bacterial, yeast, or fungal infection that can get in the corners of your mouth. It claims that a little petroleum jelly can help. Here's the site. Read it at your own risk. :)

www.bestnaturaltreatments.info/angular_cheilitis_treatment.html

If you still can get it under control, please call your doctor. She's so good with you & I'll bet she can help.

Hope your energy level rises.

Pat
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okie
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   Posted 3/26/2010 12:20 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Patty welcome home. I know that baby is spoiled rotten about nowyeah .

anything you can find out about protein would be great. I am in need. I have no appetite what so ever. In the past three days total. I had about a fourth of a salad half a thin pork chop half a baked potato,2 cup a noodles. That has been going on for a month or more. Oddly I havn't lost a lb!

The mouth thing I have tried the petroleum. No dice. but I appreciate you checking for me. I have to get b12 shots starting my next dr. appt. the 13th. I'm sure that will help me out some.

thanks again hun

love ya

carol


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Lynnwood
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   Posted 3/26/2010 12:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Here's my best guess --

I think initially the corner cracks were maybe from fever blisters, cancer sores, or plain old dry air / dry skin type issues. The Carmex is a medicated treatment, so it makes sense that it would have helped. Another treatment you might want to try is Blistex, although it might not give you any better results.

You especially want to use these just before you go to bed, or just before you eat a meal -- the idea is to keep the tissue moist and pliable so it doesn't crack more and doesn't break the scab...it you can keep a scab on it it's healing!

The petroleum jelly also helps keep sores like these moist, it just doesn't have any medication in it. These things just take a long time to heal, and you have to be really careful about keeping it moist when you are sleeping, eating, or talking! But it also needs some dry time when you won't be opening your mouth.

But, since this has been going on for a while...is there any kind of discharge? It could have developed into either a yeast (thrush) infection of some sort, or a fungal/bacterial thing of some sort. These will need medical intervention!!! Nothing over the counter is really going to chase them away. Best bet to to have your doctor look and decide what s/he thinks.

Now wasn't that fun?!!

Before prednisone I had a lot of fever blisters (from temperature increases from lupus), actually have some now in my nose (which takes a whole different approach) -- also takes forever to heal!! Darn it!!

So, la la la la ...
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okie
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   Posted 3/26/2010 3:29 PM (GMT -7)   

Snoopy, doopy or I need a Doc, Run little one run like the wind! LOL Oh brother LOL. Thanks Lynnwood. Yeah I have tried the things you've mentioned I don't think I have any infection however sometimes it's hard to tell. I think it's going to be that I see a doctor. My health care lady just brought me some triple antibiotic cream so I guess I'll try that. It can't hurt.

hugs

carol


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jdanon
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   Posted 3/29/2010 1:36 AM (GMT -7)   
My doctor told me that the cracks are caused by the medication I take....plaquenil and prednisone.  She prescribed Nystatin Oral Suspension to help with the problem.  It worked, but I found placing carmex on the corners of my mouth at night works just as well.

okie
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   Posted 3/29/2010 1:28 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey JDanon thanks for the input. Welcome to the group. Yeah I am on the meds you mentioned and the carmex usually works, This time no soap. but I got some triple antibiotic cream 2 days ago and one side the cracks conpletely healed and the other side is beginning to heal. Of course it was bad for so long both sides are still real red but at least they aren't burning and splitting when I open my mouth. So JD are you planning on sticking around? Have you been diagnosed or are you waiting for results.

If you want to please start a new tread and let folks know you are here. We always like to meet now people.

thanks again

hugs

carol


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redrose77
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   Posted 3/29/2010 3:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a problem with splitting lips and found burts bees lip balm with peppermint helps more than anything else I have tried and I have tried a lot of stuff
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okie
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   Posted 3/29/2010 6:29 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks redrose. I'm pretty happy with what I am using now but where do you get the bee stuff at. And when are you getting your hysterectomy?

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carol


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nexium,temazepam,predisone,plaquenil,propanalol,effexor,citracal,pottasium, vitB,iron,xopenex,advair,spirivia
 
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