Angular Cheilitis - Editor's Choice

Over the years, Earth Clinic readers have sent us many reports about their treatments for Angular Cheilitis. The editors at Earth Clinic consider the below posts to be some of the most helpful and informative and have named them 'Editor's Choice'. We hope that you will find this useful.

Vitamin B Complex

Posted by Mama to Many (TN) on 10/28/2020

My 12 year old is prone to chapped lips. Over the weekend he developed a crack in the corner of his mouth. Nothing I was trying was helping. It looked awful.
I came to Earth Clinic and took notes and started him on B complex, which I had in the house.

No joke, within hours it was improving. Here 3 days later, taking 1 B Complex daily, he is almost 100 % better.

Thanks, you guys!!


~Mama to Many~


Posted by Art (California ) on 03/30/2018 1964 posts

Recently my niece had angular cheilitis around her mouth which appears as a rash around the lips that causes painful cracking at the sides of the mouth that can bleed. She applied a saturated solution of borax water to the affected area 3 times per day and it was all gone in less than a week! Another win for borax!


Folic Acid

Posted by Misha (Binghamton, Ny) on 10/15/2015

I am surprised that folic acid supplementation is not at the top of this list for Angular Chelitis. Folic acid absolutely works for the treatment of this condition and I can attest to its effectiveness on at least two occassions.

Vitamin B Complex

Posted by Bamasnowgirl72 (Gadsden, Alabama, Usa) on 02/19/2013

I had those horrible cracks appear in the corners of my mouth years ago & tried different items like lip balms, creams, & oils. A friend reccomended taking a vitamin B complex. She had a bottle on hand & gave me one pill. In less than 24 hours my mouth was almost completely cured! I took one more the next day, about the same time, & by the next morning, I was totally healed! For good measure, I kept taking them for over a month. Now, when I have any symptoms beginning to appear, I immediately take a vitamin B complex & within hours, I always notice a difference. Try it! You have nothing to lose except the sore corners of your mouth. ;)