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Ughhhh you guys. I have this itchy rash at the corner of my mouth, and after lots of googling I've come to the conclusion that it's angular cheilitis. It is so uncomfortable, and I'm really self conscious about it. Does anyone have any otc remedies?? My sister said she read somewhere that Monistat might help, so I might grab some of that later today. I've also been putting coconut oil on it. I just need it to go away!


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If you think it is from a fungal/yeast infection, I would use tea tree oil and oil of oregano diluted in oil. You can do it in coconut oil but I usually use almond oil because coconut is still solid until we're in full summer mode - just melt the coconut oil to blend if you use it.

Go very light on the oil of oregano, like 1:5 to tea tree though I haven't looked up actual ratios, that's just from experience that oil of oregano can be quite strong (and tea tree is too) and irritating. I think a basic formula would be about 15-30 drops of tea tree oil in 1oz/2tbs oil, then I would start with 3 drops of oil of oregano. You can also add lavender if you like the smell, it is also helpful but not necessarily the most powerful addition.

Then just apply 3x a day or so.

(note: I am not one of those 'essential oils solve everything' people - but have used them and herbal remedies for many years and this is one application where they can be very effective.)
 

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Tea tree did cross my mind, but I'm not sure how to dilute it. I have 10 ml rollerball bottles for oil mixtures (I'm not super into oils, but dabble with one or two). How many drops of tea tree would I do in one of those size bottles with sweet almond oil?


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Tea tree did cross my mind, but I'm not sure how to dilute it. I have 10 ml rollerball bottles for oil mixtures (I'm not super into oils, but dabble with one or two). How many drops of tea tree would I do in one of those size bottles with sweet almond oil?


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If I read xixstar's formula right I believe it would be 5-10 drops of tea tree oil for a 10ml bottle. That is of course if my math is correct too, lol. And yes I definitely recommend dilutions as everyone else said. I have given myself chemical type burns from tea tree oil because I didn't dilute it enough before. Very unpleasant. That stuff is super strong.
 

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Thank you! I definitely won't use it undiluted!


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I just have to comment here about the oil of oregano and how strong it is - when we first got our essential oil kit and diffuser, my husband thought it would be nice to set it up and chose that oil to diffuse. I was newly pregnant/nauseous and my sense of smell was super sensitive so I about killed him when I walked in and my whole house smelled like OREGANO! It took weeks to get it out of everything because he spilled it all over the counter too! :lol
 

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Yes, it is quite strong. But when I was treating a very pervasive bout of ringworm this summer , I started with just TT oil and was getting some results over a week or more but it cleared up in just a couple days when I added the oil of oregano.
 

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I have never tried oregano, but that sounds terrible @sarahl918 !!

The rash has cleared up, I didn't end up using tto on it, but will be keeping that in mind for other rashes!


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It builds up dry/flaky skin in one or both corners of your mouth and can be very discomfort. it may last for a couple of weeks to several months to fully heal or it can heal on its Own.
When i had this , i usually put ointment around the area and uses a humidifier to combat dryness and keep the air moist cause it can be painful if the environment is dry.

It is combination of a bacterial and/or fungal infection.
Anti-fungal creams can help to treat where the infection is caused by fungus.
I used Clotrimazole ointment too.
Baking soda has quite a bit of medical uses, however, the only way baking soda helps with angular cheilitis is that it may soothe the pain and swelling of the corners of your mouth. Baking soda will not stop or prevent the bacteria/fungus from reproducing and spreading.
 
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