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How To Cure Corner Lip Cracks

Watch more Skin Care 101 videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Cure corner lip cracks with these easy home remedies. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Stay clean and dry Keep your lips clean and dry in order to keep fungus, a common cause of corner lip cracks, at bay. Brush your teeth after eating and drinking anything but water. Step 2: Avoid irritations Avoid licking your lips or biting the corners of your mouth, which can cause cracks and make them worsen. Tip Encourage babies and toddlers with corner lip cracks to stop sucking their thumbs. Step 3: Apply medicated ointment Apply an over-the-counter medicated lip ointment (not a balm) frequently throughout the day. Tip Ask a doctor or pharmacist about a topical antifungal cream or an antibiotic medication if you have a particularly bad, or recurring, case. Step 4: Drink milk Drink cow's milk to benefit from enzymes in the milk that can help ward off crack-causing bacteria. Step 5: Increase vitamin B intake Bump up your vitamin B1 and B12 intake, which helps prevent corner lip cracks and helps your immune system fight off the bacteria faster when you do get cracks. Step 6: Disinfect dentures Soak dentures in a 10-to-one part solution of water to household bleach to disinfect them. Step 7: Repair skin with vitamin E Break vitamin E gel capsules open with a sterilized needle and apply the liquid to the lesions. This will help the lesions heal more quickly and have you looking like new in no time. Did You Know? Kevin Crossman, founder of Lip Balm Anonymous, started the support group for sufferers of lip balm addiction in the mid-1990s.
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