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What is cheilitis?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Cheilitis is a proper name referring to the inflammation of the lips. There are many different forms of cheilitis that have different causes and symptoms. The majority of the time, cheilitis only affects the lips, but sometimes it may spread to the skin surrounding the mouth.

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