Sounds like angular chelitis. I get these frequently, and feel your pain. I haven't found any over the counter applications that work, but my doctor prescribed an anti-fungal cream/ointment that alleviates the pain and heals the wound.
I have the same problem currently and on both corners of my mouth.I'm glad I'm not the only one walking around feeling like the joker.But I can tell you this if you put on abreva every night before you go to bed and every morning when you wake up it helps heal the wounds.it also helps to put on vasiline cream as much as you can to keep it moist.Also if you have a bump on your neck or under your ears like I have and had don't sweat.its a swollen gland.drinking lots of liquids and taking benedryl or tylenol will help ease the pain.It should be gone within a week or two.if not then see a doctor the bumps could be mumps.All of these usually happen after you've fought an infection its how your body heals.
I've had this off and on for years, and just forget to mention it to the doctor's, myself... Now, my daughter is having the same problem... I've been told it's probably either viral, like a canker sore and crops up when you have another viral infection such as cold or flu, or due to acidic digestive tract, or even yeast-related. Sometimes I can get away with only applying Carmex or some such, if I catch it early. Others, my diet has to be played with and Carmex seems only to help, not take care of the problem. The corners of my mouth are now slightly discolored all the time from the scarring, so definately take it to the doctor, find out what it is for sure or you could have it reccur enough to scar, as well! I'm taking my little girl in next week to find out myself... Good luck! =)
Is it in the inside or the outside?
This happens to me in the wintertime, or if I've been out in the sun too long. I use Neutrogena's lip balm -- constantly. Carry it around with you, and apply it every chance you get, so that the split is kept moisturized. You should see it start to heal within a few days. The key is not letting it dry out -- the moisturizer keeps it soft so that the skin can be flexible when you eat or talk, and won't split so much.
I hope that helps you out, and I truly hope it helps solve the problem for you.
sounds like same here. Its a fungus so try some clotrimazole cream for the fungus (9.00) and some cortizone cream as well... If you mix these two in one tube it requires a prescrip.
Best of luck.. Yes its similar to the foot and jock itch type fungus.... Nothing that is real unusual
The best advice I can give is, you should go to see a doctor.
I had an Esthetician tell me change to change my toothpaste and it healed mine.
I get this a lot and find dabbing with salt water as often as possible clears it up in a day or so. Better than swallowing all that other ointment etc. Also the same for mouth ulcers. Start as soon as you notice it. Di.