What Are the Treatments for Lip Fissures?

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What Are the Treatments for Lip Fissures?
Treatments for Lip Fissures (Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of polmuadi)

Many people suffer from chapped lips that crack and split. This can lead to fissures, especially at the corners of the mouth, that appear as tears, cracks or cuts on the lips. Thankfully, there are treatments that can remedy lip fissures.

Bacterial Infection or Virus

<p>DermaDoctor.com reports that lip fissures can be caused by a bacterial infection or virus. Doctors may need to prescribe an antibiotic to remedy these conditions before the fissures will heal.

Coeliac Disease

<p>WrongDiagnosis.com says that coeliac disease, an autoimmune disease affecting the gastrointestinal tract, can cause lip fissures.

Dietary Issues

A diet lacking in vitamin B12 can result in lip fissures. Also, anaemia or low iron levels in the blood are known to cause lip fissures. Vitamin supplements or injections may be prescribed.

Laser Treatment

<p>PubMed.com describes treating lip fissures with laser resurfacing of the lips.

Yeast Infections

<p>LipZing.com informs readers that chronic yeast infections can result in lip fissures. These yeast infections are often a result of treatment of other conditions with antibiotics and will heal once the treatment is completed.

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