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JaneWhoLovesRain

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Angular Cheilitis

01 January 2015 - 07:40 AM

Does anyone else have this?  It has been about 3 years off and on for me.  I thought it was because I was deficient in vitamin B so I started taking supplements.  It finally cleared after a few months.  Everytime i stopped the vitamin B, even for a week, it would come back.  I asked my doctor and he said it looks like rosecea (stupid response, it does NOT look like rosecea, I have cracks on the corners of my lips not a bumpy red rash on my face).  Finally I stayed on the vitamin B and it went away.

 

Then my yearly phyiscal was coming up and I did something stupid, I stopped the vitamin B about a month before my appt hoping it would come back so I could tell my PCP and insist he find why I have this.  Well, this time it didn't come back and I never even mentioned it to the doctor thinking it was gone for good.  I stayed off the B supplements.   Then about a month after my appt it came back.  This was in June and it is still here.  I started again on the vitamin B and it has lessened but has never gone away 100%.

 

It hurts, itches and looks awful.  And I'm scared as to why I can't get rid of it.  Obvious answer probably is to go to to the doctor but when he looks at me and says it roseca I feel like I am fighting a losing battle.

 

So I wondering if a anyone else has this and if so do you know why and how did you get it to go away?

 

Jane