Why Do The Sides Of My Mouth Hurt?

Saliva collects at the corners of the mouth and causes dryness. Very dry skin in this area can lead to angular cheilitis. Over time, the dry skin may crack open. Sometimes bacteria or fungi get into the cracks, which can cause inflammation or an infection.

  1. How do I stop the side of my mouth hurting?
  2. What does it mean if the side of my mouth hurts?
  3. Is angular cheilitis for life?
  4. Why do I have pain in the side of my mouth?
  5. Why did I randomly get angular cheilitis?
  6. Should I be worried if my jaw hurts on one side?
  7. Can I give angular cheilitis to my partner?
  8. Is angular cheilitis permanent?
  9. Is angular cheilitis an STD?
  10. What does it mean if the corner of your mouth hurts?

How do I stop the side of my mouth hurting?

Apply ice to the affected area to help with pain relief and swelling. Avoid spicy, acidic, or salty foods that could irritate your mouth, gums, or tongue. Increase the amount of fluids you drink, particularly if you find that you have a dry mouth. Avoid smoking or using tobacco products.

What does it mean if the side of my mouth hurts?

Dental Problems More often than not, pain on one side of your jaw is linked to a dental problem like cavities, an abscess, wisdom teeth, gum disease, missing or misaligned teeth, or clenching and grinding.

Is angular cheilitis for life?

Angular cheilitis is a common inflammatory condition that affects the corners of the mouth, known as the oral commissures. It leads to painful, cracked sores that are sometimes confused for cold sores. Depending on what has caused the condition, angular cheilitis can last a few days or it can be a recurring condition.

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Why do I have pain in the side of my mouth?

More often than not, pain on one side of your jaw is linked to a dental problem like cavities, an abscess, wisdom teeth, gum disease, missing or misaligned teeth, or clenching and grinding.

Why did I randomly get angular cheilitis?

Fungal infection is the most common cause of angular cheilitis. It's usually caused by a type of yeast called Candida-- the same fungus that causes diaper rash in babies. Certain bacteria strains also can cause it. A deficiency in riboflavin (vitamin B2) may also lead to angular cheilitis.

Should I be worried if my jaw hurts on one side?

The pain may be due to nerve problems, an injury or blood vessel issues. Sometimes, it's the result of a dental problem, such as an abscessed tooth or cavity. Generally, one-sided jaw pain isn't serious. But, especially if the pain is accompanied by other symptoms, you should contact your healthcare provider.

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Can I give angular cheilitis to my partner?

Angular cheilitis isn't always due to a specific underlying bacteria or virus, such as cold sores. This is why angular cheilitis isn't contagious from contact, such as kissing or sharing a drink, like cold sores.

Is angular cheilitis permanent?

Angular cheilitis usually isn't serious. The condition often goes away about two weeks after starting treatment. Severe angular cheilitis can result in scarring or weak, thin skin if it isn't treated.

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Is angular cheilitis an STD?

Angular cheilitis leads to irritated skin that can be vulnerable to infection, but an STI is not the cause of the condition.

What does it mean if the corner of your mouth hurts?

Saliva collects at the corners of the mouth and causes dryness. Very dry skin in this area can lead to angular cheilitis. Over time, the dry skin may crack open. Sometimes bacteria or fungi get into the cracks, which can cause inflammation or an infection.

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