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For years now, I occasionally get sores in the corners of my mouth, right where my upper and lower lips join. Sometimes it's just on one side, usually it's both. They're somewhat sore and make it hard to open my mouth. Lately, I seem to get them whenever I'm about to get AF. This time, I've not been able to get rid of them. I've heard they can be a sign of riboflavin, iron, or B6 deficiency, so I've been taking supplements, but they're still not going away. I eat very well, too. Anyone have advice? It's going on 2 months now with no improvement.

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I get them once in awhile, too. After some research it seems they are yeast-related. I got some liquid acidophilus at the health food store and applied it to the corners of my mouth three times a day or so and it was always gone within the week.

Taking extra acidophilus or pro-biotics around your period may help prevent it.
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I would suspect yeast, too. My partner had the same thing. The dentist prescribed an anti-fungal.
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l-lysine has always worked for me. Just a single tablet can stop a sore.

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Great, thanks fpr the info. I have these too AND a yeast condition presently!

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I had them as well and they were related to having Crohn's. As soon as I got that under control, they went away. Now I get them mainly when I have a flare up, which seems to happen when I eat chocolate, drink pop, or lots of coffee.
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Thank you all! Several months ago I tried treating them with an anti-fungal, thinking yeast, and had no luck. But I'll try again. Maybe it was the particular stuff I used.

Hazelnut, I'm really curious about the link between the sores and diet/nutrition. I'm noticing that the sores tend to go hand-in-hand with migranes, colds, and general crappy feeling. I'm also thinking of testing for Celiac's. My twins are going to be tested, and I'm wondering about myself. Since Celiac's (and I assume Crohn's) affect absorption of nutrients, it makes sense that it would all be related.
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Thank you all! Several months ago I tried treating them with an anti-fungal, thinking yeast, and had no luck. But I'll try again. Maybe it was the particular stuff I used.

Hazelnut, I'm really curious about the link between the sores and diet/nutrition. I'm noticing that the sores tend to go hand-in-hand with migranes, colds, and general crappy feeling. I'm also thinking of testing for Celiac's. My twins are going to be tested, and I'm wondering about myself. Since Celiac's (and I assume Crohn's) affect absorption of nutrients, it makes sense that it would all be related.

My Crohn's affects my entire digestive tract, including my mouth. Whenever I eat something my body can't tolerate, it makes the sores appear. I think it is different for each person. I take probiotics and I don't have to take any prescription meds. It was a trial and error process to find out what was bothering me, but it worked wonders after I discovered my problematic foods.
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My partner gets those sometimes... we always thought that it was a B vitamin deficiancy. His clear up right away when he take a muli B vitamin. Hence why you would get it when you are run down or stressed... that is when your body needs more Bs

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