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Is cheilitis painful?

Depending on the severity of the case, cheilitis can be painful. The pain results from inflammation and ulcerations that form on dry, cracked lips. Cracking of the corners of the mouth creates deep lesions. Pain may interfere with a your ability to eat and drink, but treatment reduces the inflammation, the leading factor of the pain.

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