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Are there alternative treatments for cheilitis?

Alternative treatments are offered for more serious cases of actinic cheilitis because this specific type can lead to squamous cell carcinoma, which needs to be removed surgically. In this situation, a vermilionectomy is the best option to remove the carcinoma. If your granulomatous cheilitis leads to serious facial palsy then plastic surgery may be a necessary to treat the disfiguration. For angular cheilitis, vitamin B supplements may be helpful to boost the immune system and slowly cure the condition.

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