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Are corner of mouth sores caused by angular cheilitis?

Some corner-of-the-mouth sores are caused by angular cheilitis. Angular cheilitis is a type of fungal infection, from candida fungi, that can cause infections at the corner of your mouth. Your doctor can usually diagnose it by looking at your skin and can also test your skin for yeast and candida. Antifungal creams and pills can help treat angular cheilitis infections. Talk to your doctor if you think your corner-of-the-mouth sores are caused by angular cheilitis.

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