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Natural Remedies for Angular Cheilitis

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By Lucy Wyndham
Angular Cheilitis causes the corners of the mouth to become cracked and dry. This in turn can cause bleeding and blisters and the skin may feel scaly and itchy. You may also find that you have an unpleasant taste in your mouth. This guide will help you understand the causes of this condition and the best ways to cope with it.
Improving your diet will help Angular Cheilitis can sometimes be caused by a deficiency in minerals, in particular zinc, iron and Vitamin B2. Improve your iron by eating vegetables such as spinach, soy beans, leafy green vegetables and lentils. Lamb and beef are also rich in iron. Green beans, asparagus and Brussel sprouts are rich in zinc. Foods rich in Vitamin B2 include cheese, beef and lamb and oily fish such as tuna or mackerel. If you have difficulty including these foods into your diet, you may wish to take a supplement. Angular Cheilitis caused by infection When saliva builds up in the corners of your mouth it can cause the skin to crack. I…