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I haven't visited the doc yet because I'm waiting to be registered at a new clinic, so I don't know what supplements I might be missing :-(

I'm a little because I got reddish burning sores on the corners of my mouth. They burn when I laugh or try to open wide while eating (lol)and they hurt a little ;( Are they a lack of something or even related to GI?

I also got this rash that I used to get on my finger before. Can it come back on it's own without getting glutened? I have been careful but perhaps I ate something that was CC at a coffee shop or something. It itches a little but mostly burns and produces cracks in the skin and blisters.

By the way, even if I go to the doctor about this, I really doubt he/she would be as competent as the people here :-P

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Its called angular cheitis, and I used to get it all the time before Celiac disease was suspected. It's caused by iron deficiency anemia or B vitamin anemia in celiacs, and it's actually a symptom used as an indicator for diagnosis and further testing. It can also be caused by yeastie beasties if you've been fighting thrush like many people here do. I haven't had issues in a long time, since I went on medication to control systemic yeast. Which was really he only way to do it, because my particular case was very intractable. Sometimes cheilitis can also be an indication of an eating disorder. Which, if I've had a dime for every time I've been accused of having an eating disorder, I'd be a rich woman.

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Not sure if this relates to what you're experiencing, but when I was getting cracks and sores in the corners of my mouth, it was from too much citric acid. I was drinking citrus fruit juices like orange, grapefruit, pineapple, etc, for the vitamin C, but ironically the citric acid was interfering with my vitamin C level. Also cracks on the fingertips, which was what I would get more often later on.

So now I take a natural vitamin C (camu camu) (ascorbic acid is synthetically derived, often from corn). It works, but I still have to be careful how much citric acid I ingest.

HTH

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I haven't visited the doc yet because I'm waiting to be registered at a new clinic, so I don't know what supplements I might be missing :-(

I'm a little because I got reddish burning sores on the corners of my mouth. They burn when I laugh or try to open wide while eating (lol)and they hurt a little ;( Are they a lack of something or even related to GI?

I also got this rash that I used to get on my finger before. Can it come back on it's own without getting glutened? I have been careful but perhaps I ate something that was CC at a coffee shop or something. It itches a little but mostly burns and produces cracks in the skin and blisters.

By the way, even if I go to the doctor about this, I really doubt he/she would be as competent as the people here :-P

Cracks or sores in the corner of the mouth are symptoms of riboflavin (vitamin B2) deficiency. Take a balanced B vitamin like B50 or B100. Don't take individual B vitamins without equal amounts of others (except B12), because they work synergistically. That should resolve your mouth sores. Maybe someone else can address the rash????

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Thank you all! I appreciate your input very much :-)

xoxo

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Just wanted to comment on the corners of the mouth-- I have been getting that recurrently forever, every time I would be at my dentist he would say that is from moisture, like fungal from sleeping, etc and that I needed antifungal cream. Fine. It would go away and come back over and over. Then I found out a few weeks after the last time that happened, that I had celiac and it all made sense. I am glad to see this because I have not had any vitamins tested yet, except I am normal on iron, blood counts, etc that were tested under a normal panel.

I have read that it is the B vitamins as well.

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