Nov 29, 1999
i wrote you about a month ago asking about "chronic chelitis", and you haven't answered me yet.....no other posted answers refer to this...please give me info....
Response from Dr. Reznik
For a person to present with chronic angular cheilitis, I would suspect that the underlying cause has not been addressed. Before I go on, I must mention that there are several causes of angular cheilitis such as a loss of vertical dimension of occlusion (VDO) which happens when you have ground down your teeth or are wearing an old set of dentures. I will use this underlying condition, loss of VDO, as a means to explain how chronic angular cheilitis can be managed. For people who have had a reduction in their VDO and have angular cheilitis, not only is it important to treat the infection with a topical agent such as Nizoral cream or Mycolog II, but to address the underlying reason for the infection. A loss of VDO will cause the folds of the corners of the lip to over-close and allow the moist tissues to be in contact creating an opportune environment for infection. In order to correct this condition, the person's natural VDO must be re-created. This can be done by having a new set of dentures made for edentulous ( without teeth) patients or opening up the VDO in patients who have worn their teeth down.
I hope this information proves helpful.
Stress...and more stress...
- White Bumps On My Tongue Is This Herpes
- What Percentage Of Women In The Us Have Bacterial Vaginosis?
- What Is The Difference Between Genital Herpes And Shingles?
- What Happens When Bacterial Vaginosis Goes Untreated?
- What Foods To Avoid If You Have Herpes?
- What Does A Herpes Simplex Outbreak Feel Like?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.