Crack at the corner of my mouth won't heal

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   Posted 9/5/2014 5:27 AM (GMT -6)   

This is my first post on here, I have had a split at the corner of my mouth for a few weeks and it wouldn't heal, I have used cold Sore Creams and a cream called Daktarin Oral Gel as my dentist suggested that it was due to a dribble when I sleep which has caused an infection. This didn't work either.

I have just been to the doctors and he has reassured me it isn't a cold sore, it's something called a 'Fisher', and advised me to just use vaseline to keep the lips and that area moist and supple, as the other creams were drying it out, and then splitting when I opened my mouth or ate (there is no infection) I've never heard of a Fisher? but I will give the Vaseline a try. He asked if my bowels were okay and my periods which they are normal and i don't have periods any more, they were ruling out anemia which can cause splitting too.

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   Posted 9/5/2014 6:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kitty22 and welcome. Fissures can be quite common and it is best to keep the area hydrated as your doctor suggested. Before applying vaseline I find it helps to apply an oil such as olive oil or coconut and then put the vaseline on top of that. I get a lot of cracking skin on my hands and sometimes in the corners of my mouth, it's no fun.

All the best :)

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   Posted 9/8/2014 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kitty22,
Just like acquiesce I get these quite frequently and I too have a lot of cracking on my skin. Mine is usually on my shins and forearms. I too have found that keeping my skin and lips well moisturized helps a lot.
I have dry eyes too, do you think that could be related?
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   Posted 9/10/2014 12:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I to get these, a fissure is nothing more than a crack. As with any break in the skin, they can become infected. So moisturizing is very important. My driest areas are my hands and face where malar rash is. I use Eucerine cream (you can get it at the store) and Silicone Glove from Avon. Both are really good. Look for stuff that doesn't have a lot of perfumes or alcohols in it, they can irritate and dry out the skin even more.
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   Posted 9/10/2014 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I get the cracks too. Get densonide cream 0.05% by script. Heals in a few days. I always have it handy. Works great, drink lots of water too.
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