Angular Cheilitis: Treatment, Diet and Home Remedies

Food and Nutrition

Foods to be taken
  • Vitamin B2 (riboflavine). Major food sources include milk and dairy products, cereals, meats (especially organ meats) and some green leafy vegetables
  • Vitamin B3 (niacin). Major food sources include peanuts, rice, bean, liver, kidney, food yeasts, avocado, fish, eggs and lean meats
  • Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine). Major food sources include yeast, brown rice, sunflower seed, rice, soya beans, nuts, egg yolk, bananas, liver, wheat germ, fish, chicken, potatoes, cauliflower, cabbage and avocados
  • Foods rich in iron cabbage, kale, eggs, spinach, fortified cereals, figs
  • Foods rich in zinc, peanuts, chocolate, pumpkin seeds, wheat-germ
Foods to be avoided
  • Refined and processed foods, spicy foods and fatty foods
  • Foods high in sugar and salt

Home Remedies

  • Soak your lips in salt water for few minutes this can be helpful as it hastens the healing time
  • Apply honey or lemon to lips which will be very helpful
  • Drink lots of water can help you better cure the illness. This will work on your dry and chapped lips. Drink about 10 to 12 glasses of water every day
  • Apply aloe vera gel on the cracked parts of mouth can help you ease the pain
  • Use moisturizers and lip balms to help prevent dryness

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