I wonder if anyone else on these boards suffers from sores at corner(s) of mouth from drinking wine (I believe the condition is called "angular cheilitis").

What can one do about this -- besides giving up the juice?
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I certainly didn't expect such a deluge of juvenile wit (I use the term loosely) and questionable good taste in response to my serious question.

My main purpose was to find out whether other people have a similar reaction from drinking wine (and yes, I know for a fact that the small dry spot I get on one corner of my mouth is a result from my drinking wine -- and very good wine, I might add).

So despite your poor attempts at humor -- again, I use the term loosely -- I do have my answer: the symptom does not seem to be widespread (no pun intended) among wine drinkers.

But I assume my dermatologist will know.
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Originally posted by Poquelin:
I certainly didn't expect such a deluge of juvenile wit (I use the term loosely) and questionable good taste in response to my serious question.

My main purpose was to find out whether other people have a similar reaction from drinking wine (and yes, I know for a fact that the small dry spot I get on one corner of my mouth is a result from my drinking wine -- and very good wine, I might add).

So despite your poor attempts at humor -- again, I use the term loosely -- I do have my answer: the symptom does not seem to be widespread (no pun intended) among wine drinkers.

But I assume my dermatologist will know.
I always wonder about the thought process involved in someone soliciting medical advice from an internet billboard.

Confused
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Originally posted by Gigond Ass: I always wonder what about the thought process involved in someone soliciting medical advice from an internet billboard. Confused


My purpose was NOT to get medical advice. As I wrote in my last post: "My main purpose was to find out whether other people [on these boards] have a similar reaction from drinking wine"
Hey, I read these forums but never post. I am a dentist and will answer you without the strings attached, ha ha. I know you weren't looking for advice, but angular chelitis is fungal. Vaseline and similar products may help, but someimtes an antinfungal cream is needed. To answer your question, I have not experienced this, but perhaps the contact with this thin, sensitive tissue is causing irritation. Does it seem worse in dry winter weather compared to the summer? Does it matter what type of wine you drink?
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Originally posted by gmbdds:
Hey, I read these forums but never post. I am a dentist and will answer you without the strings attached, ha ha. I know you weren't looking for advice, but angular chelitis is fungal. Vaseline and similar products may help, but someimtes an antinfungal cream is needed. To answer your question, I have not experienced this, but perhaps the contact with this thin, sensitive tissue is causing irritation. Does it seem worse in dry winter weather compared to the summer? Does it matter what type of wine you drink?


Thanks, gmbdds, I appreciate your kind response.

First, I should point out that "angular cheilitis" was my own self-diagnosis (based on what I found on Google -- I know, I know -- but it bore the closest similarities to my condition -- I know it ain't herpes).

But to answer your question: I only drink red wines (mostly Napa cabs, and Tuscans), and I associate the dry red patch on the right corner of my mouth with my wine consumption, since the symptom only occurs after I indulge in a couple of glasses of wine.

I have found that applying the ointment AQUAFOR seems to alleviate the symptom.

I certainly don't expect you, or anyone else here, to diagnose or provide a cure for my condition -- which, by the way, is nothing I consider serious, but is quite irritating (literally).

My purpose for posting, as I have stated, was that before seeing my dermatologist, with whom I've made an appointment, I wanted to know whether other regular winos experience a similar condition, in other words, whether it is commonly associated with wine consumption.

So far, no one has responded in the affirmative. So perhaps it's just me Frown

Thanks again gmbdds Smile
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Originally posted by Poquelin:


What can one do about this -- besides giving up the juice?


WHAT can one do about it?? Why, write a song about it, just as Paul Simon did lo those many years ago:



(a-wa) o kodwa u zo-nge li-sa namhlange
(a-wa a-wa) si-bona kwenze ka kanjani
(a-wa a-wa) amanto mbazane ayeza
Shes a rich girl
She dont try to hide it
Sores at corner of mouth from drinking wine

Hes a poor boy
Empty as a bottle
Empty as a bottle with nothing to lose
Sing ta na na
Ta na na na
She got sores at the corner of her mouth
She got sores at the corner of her mouth
Sores at corner of mouth from drinking wine
Sores at corner of mouth from drinking wine

People say shes crazy
She got sores at the corner of her mouth
Well thats one way to lose these
Drinking blues
Sores at corner of mouth from drinking wine

She was physically forgotten
Then she slipped into my pocket
With my corkscrew
She said youve taken me for granted
Because I please you
Getting these mouth sores

I wonder if anyone else on these boards
Suffers from sores
What Im talking about
As if everybody would know
Exactly what I was talking about
Talking about sores at the corner of her mouth


She makes the sign of a magnum
He makes the sign of a wave
The poor boy changes clothes
And puts on after-shave
To compensate for his ordinary wine

And she said honey take me drinking
But they ended up by sleeping
In a doorway
By the bodegas and the lights on
Upper Broadway
Developing sores at the corners of their mouths

And I could say angular cheilitis
As if everybody here would know
What I was talking about
I mean everybody here would know exactly
What I was talking about
Talking about mouth sores

People say Im crazy
I got sores on the corners of my mouth
Well thats one way to lose
These drinking blues
Sores at the corner of your mouth


What can one do about this
Besides giving up the juice?
Just cant do it
Cuz its way too loose
Just like Lautrec
Sores at the corner of your mouth….
I just stumbled across this posting because I googled "red wine corners of mouth irritated". I am not a frequent wine drinker, and just came back from lunch that included a yummy glass of wine, and saw that the corners of my mouth were raging red.

It's the same irritation I had for 2 months before I deduced it was due to new cinammon flavored Crest I'd started using. I stopped the toothpaste, irritation went away. Turned out cinammon is known to cause inflammation in many.

So most likely you have an allergy to some common ingredient in red wine.

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