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angular cheilitis(though I've never grown cracks or sores.

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I've had these dark spots on the corners of my mouth for the past couple of years: http://[image removed]*/view.php?pic=9zyhk4&s=9. They started out pretty small but have steadily gotten larger over the years, and they don't hurt or itch but feel dry and uncomfortable sometimes. I used to lip my licks a lot, which was probably a factor, but I've stopped doing that for a long time. I saw my doctor a couple weeks and she said it was angular cheilitis(though I've never grown cracks or sores, just those dark spots), and prescribed me muriprocin to treat the supposed infection. That didn't work, and I'm getting really desperate because it’s becoming really noticeable. I applied vaseline for about a year, which didn't work, and neither did hydrocortisone cream or ointment. Now, I'm taking vitamin B2 supplements and using vitamin E cream, which don't seem to be working either. What do you think, is this angular cheilitis or something else? Any ideas or solutions would be much appreciated. Thanks!


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replied December 21st, 2015
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Welcome to e health forum.

Since your doctors have examined you and all forms of treatment has not helped in improvement, the skin spots you have observed are probably a overgrowth of sebaceous skin glands and not anything else that you need to seriously worry about.

If they are not causing any issue, you may just leave them alone. With age, they may subside on their own.


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