Stomatitis, angular

  • Condition affecting the lips in which symptoms include swelling and cracking at the corners of the mouth
  • Cause may be due to a viral, fungal or bacterial infection, mouth injury, tobacco use, chemotherapy or radiation
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females
  • Can occur at any age but most common in middle-age adults or older
  • Not life threatening

  • Rinse mouth with ½ strength hydrogen peroxide
  • Quit smoking

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