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Dec 22, 2001

Dear Doc, Every year I seem to get this inflamation on the corners of my mouth. Could it be from the sun? It takes forever to go away. I asked my doctor about it, and they say there isn't much info about it. Should I see a dermatologist?

Response from Dr. Feinberg

Cheilitis can be caused by a fungal infection (thrush), herpes simplex, or in some cases, vitamin deficiency. If your primary care doctor can't help you, then perhaps a dermatologist can.

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