Cracks At Corner Of Mouth, Itching Or Burning, Pain Or Discomfort And Swollen Lips

Reviewed on 8/31/2020

A number of different problems in or around the mouth can cause cracks or fissures in the lips or at the corner of the mouth, swelling of the lips, and burning or pain. Acute sinusitis or hay fever can cause postnasal drip that may lead to cough and throat or mouth burning or pain. Mouth herpes causes swollen, painful blisters that may crack. Dental abscesses can form and spread to nearby tissues. Your doctor can determine the cause of any troublesome symptoms.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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