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The corners of my mouth stay raw & sore! It's not fever

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The corners of my mouth stay raw & sore ! It's not fever blisters ! Just raw and sore & I can't seem to get it well ! Vaseline & moisturizer make it worse ! I have been anemic before & it caused it ! It has been this way for months ! Campo phinique doesn't dry it up either ! I do have dentures , but wear a different pair at night while I soak the ones I wear during the day ! I'm 65 years old but it's becoming a problem ! I think I have ulcers in my stomachs also ! I do drool at night ,& beginning to think my drool is toxic ! What do you thin I can do ? Do I need blood test ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

You likely have developed bacterial infection around your corners of mouth.

Can occur from drooling.

Another possibility can be nutritional deficiencies like vitamin B2 and zinc.

Prescription topical metronidazole 1% cream can be applied twice daily for 10 days.

Also you can start B2 200 mg daiyl and zinc 50 mg daily.
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