Treating angular cheilitis using Clotrimazole has been proven very effective. Clotrimazole is an over-the-counter medication for fungal infections and for healing lesions.
Angular cheilitis Clotrimazole helps to treat cold sores on the corner of mouth characterized by chapped lips. It is worsened by staphylococcal bacteria or candidiasis. Deficiencies in vitamins B2, B3, B6 and B12, and iron deficiency are the usual causes of chapped lips.
Although Clotrimazole is used in the treatment of yeast infection, ring worms, jock itch and athlete’s foot, it can prevent oral thrush in certain patients. Use clotrimazole for oral thrush five times a day for 2 weeks continuously.
This type of treatment comes in many forms such as lotion, cream, solution, lozenges and tablets. The solution, cream and lotion type of Clotrimazole are used in curing skin infections while its tablet form is used for treating vaginal yeast infection. Lozenges are for mouth infection.
Lozenges known as troches are used in treating chelitis. There are specific directions when using lozenges. It is important that the lozenges for cheilitis should be placed in the mouth where it will be dissolved slowly for about 15 to 30 minutes. Remember that these lozenges should not be chewed nor shall be swallowed.
There are also other anti fungal medications in topical forms prescribed by doctors other than Clotrimazole. It is not life-threatening but may require a lot of concern as it can cause emotional alienation to the patient.
Clotrimazole has side effects. Fever, stomach problems, swelling, redness and irritation, vomiting when taking lozenges, itching, a burning sensation and hypersensitivity are some common complaints when taking it. Contact your doctor right away when symptoms appear.
When using Clotrimazole for cheilitis, you must get rid of some habits that may worsen your condition. It is important to observe an optimal denture fit. Patients with dentures must remove their dentures before going to bed.