How Do You Tell If You Have Angular Chelitis

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angular chelitis

How long does it take for angular chelitis to clear up? What is it caused by?
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
It is usually due to a fungal infection and with appropriate treatment it takes about a week or so to resolve. Read more »

Angular Chelitis or Chapped lips?

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Treatment for Angular Chelitis

Hello Dr. Feinberg,Last week I notice that the corners of my mouth were looking weird; they were... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

...swallowing, nausea, and loss of appetite. Thrush can also cause cracking at the corners of the mouth. This is called angularchelitis. In the vagina, the infection is called yeast infection or vaginitis . This is a common vaginal infection.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and the Mouth

...Candidiasis infection can move into the throat. It can also cause painful cracks at the corners of the mouth called angularchelitis. Many anti-fungal treatments can treat thrush. However, some cases of thrush are resistant to the usual... Read more »
InfoRed SIDA


...náuseas y pérdida de apetito. También puede causar agrietamiento en las esquinas de la boca. Esto se llama en inglés "angularchelitis." En la vagina, la infección se llama vaginitis . La candidiasis vaginal es una infección común. Los... Read more »
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HIV and the Mouth

...brush with a gentle, circular motion and slowly work your way from one side of your mouth to the other. Keep bristles at a 45° angle to the gum line when brushing your front teeth and gums. Pay special attention to areas you tend to neglect,... Read more »
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Angular Chelitis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible to get AC 6 months after possible exposure? Read more »

angular chelitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had a exposure over 3 months ago limited unprotected insertive vaginal sex with someone of unknown status. I have had many symptoms at the right times. I still am having gastro problems, tingling in hands and feet mosty feet sometimes with slight... Read more »

Deep Kissing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...kissing a girl in advanced hiv status, since that exposure that someone said theres now risk i have been with candidiasis, angularcheilitis, pains in the gums, all my life as ended, or almost ended, i tested negative after 2 months but the... Read more »


Posted by xyz76, 1 Reply
...I am having a persistent mild sore throat, dry mouth and angularchelitis for almost two weeks since I have had sex a co worker of mine. I do not know her status. I do not have any weakness or fever. Read more »