This might be a condition known as angular cheilitis, or angular cheilosis. Here are a couple of links. In the first one, ignore much of what the original poster says and read what Dr. Rockoff (from the Derm forum here) says you can do about it.
Hey pb&j! Sorry to hear about your cracks. I've gotten those before. I remember they hurt like a b****** while eating anything spicy. I can't remember why I had them, but they obviously went away, because I am crackless now. Does lotion help?
sorry i was answering "i cheated on my wife" grrr..
anyhoo, you know us N. EASTERNERS's like to go to bed early so that what i am doing! miss you guys!
nighty night. notice i opened some forums for you to keep the night "YOUNG"!!!
have fun siren! i will be living vicariously through you! hey..hows that for a 5 * word?????
thats wierd, it just happened to me last week when i bought a tube of that tooth paste (A&h) that has peroxide in it.
i used it for a week an noticed the corners of my mouth cracking
and all dried out. i went back to the non peroxide paste and things are back to normal. l.e.
Don't use carmex! Don't use Chapstick!
You don't want to use any "waxy" like substance---think about it...(I feel a little like Leif on this one).
My doc told me once that your lips get chapped because of dehydration. So, you purchase one of those products that forms a seal of *protection* over your lips. Well, actually what it does is form a barrier over your lips and dries them out more! You should use a product like regular vaseline lip therapy, or blistex ointment. Those do not contain any waxy stuff, and your lips will be able to *breathe*.
(Or, if I'm Leif, its a conspiracy theory by the makers of Carmex and Chapstick. They make it waxy so you have to continue using their product, and you basically get addicted. Of course, only if you aren't having enough apple-cider vinegar!)
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