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What are the treatment options for cheilitis?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

There are many ways to treat your specific type of cheilitis. If you have actinic cheilitis, use a topical chemoexfoliant, a cream that is applied daily for up to 10 days to relieve your symptoms. Surgery and laser vaporization are also options for actinic cheilitis that has developed into squamous cell carcinoma. If you have granulomatous cheilitis, topical corticosteroids are your best treatment option. A change in dentures and vitamin B supplements are the best options to heal your cheilitis if you have angular cheilitis. If you have contact cheilitis, the best way to treat it is with oral corticosteroids or topical ointments.

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