Many people believe that when it comes to treating wounds and other infections, the natural way is always the best remedy than running to the doctor for antibiotic pills.
Here are ten best home remedies for angular cheilitis.
Hydrating you is the best way for providing a remedy for angular cheilitis. Drinking 10 to 12 glasses of water every day can adequately keep the body hydrated so as to cure cracked lips and avoid drying of lips.
Cocoa butter is also an excellent moisturizer and can prevent drying of the lips and stop us from having chapped lips.
Honey can be directly applied on the angular cheilitis and may be rested on the applied surface for about 15 minutes. Honey can be used together with cucumber to kill the infection causing microorganisms.
Aloe vera gel
Aloe vera can be applied on the cracked corners of the mouth as a treatment for angular cheilitis and also for reducing the pain caused by this disease. A leaf of aloe vera should first be refrigerated prior to application on the affected area. The aloe vera leaf should be rubbed on the target area for a few minutes. The applied surface should be left dry for 15 to 20 minutes prior to washing.
Lip balms and moisturizers
Lip balms which are unscented and unflavored such as virgin coconut oil or petroleum jelly have the capability to naturally cure the infection at an efficient degree. Just make sure that the lip balms or moisturizer that you use have zero chemical substances in it. Lip balms and moisturizers can be applied as often as you need mainly in the morning and before going sleep until the infection wears off.
Over the counter ointments
Natural ointments are readily available in the market and are also effective in getting rid of angular cheilitis. An ointment such as Terrasil Skin Repair is a product said to be effective such that instant improvement can be observed within a day. The ointment can eliminate redness, irritation and inflammation related to angular cheilitis.
Juice extracted from fresh neem leaves after crushing the leaves can be used or applied in the affected area to kill the infection causing microorganisms. Neem leaves are native to the countries of Pakistan, India and Bangladesh and is part of a fast growing mahogany tree. The most popular use of neem leaves are for preventing insects from eating the clothes after being dried.
A slice of cucumber can be placed on the affected area and can also be rubbed as well. The cool cucumber can eliminate the soreness caused by angular cheilitis.
Application of lemon on affected part can also treat angular cheilitis. That may sound painful! Do not directly squeeze the juice on the affected area. Soak your mouth and affected lips in a bowl of warm water and for two minutes, gently massage the juice in the affected area. Repeat the process at least four times and you will feel relief.
A mixture of 2 tablespoons of tea tree oil, 1 tablespoon of Vitamin e oil and 1/2 tablespoon of petroleum jelly can be applied on the cracked areas of the lips as many times within a day. The solution can cure the slits formed around the corners of the lip.