Improve Your Diet to Prevent Angular Cheilitis (Corner Cracks on Lips)

Anna Smith
2 min readMar 18, 2020


Cracks at the corner of the mouth are also known as Angular Cheilitis. Where your lips make an angle or meet, angular cheilitis can cause red, swollen patches there.

Angular stomatitis and perleche are the other names for angular cheilitis. It could be on one side of your mouth or both.

What are the Symptoms?

In the corners of your mouth, the main thing you will notice is soreness and irritation. They may be:

  • bleeding
  • Cracked
  • Itchy
  • Red
  • Swollen
  • Blistered
  • Crusty
  • Painful
  • Scaly

Your lips will dry, burning and you will feel uncomfortable and bad taste.

What are the Causes?

Sometimes, In the corners of your mouth, saliva gets trapped and builds up there. When it gets dry, skin in the area cracks. Moisture and warmth in the corners support fungus to grow and multiply.

Improving your Diet can Help:

Sometimes it is due to the deficiency in minerals, Iron, Zinc or vitamin B2. By improving your diet, you can get rid of Angular Cheilitis. Increase the amount of iron in your body by consuming iron-rich vegetables such as spinach, leafy green vegetables, soybeans, and lentils. lamb and beef are also rich in iron.

You can consume Beef Bone Broth to get a good amount of many essential nutrients. Cheese, lamb, beef, mackerel, and tuna are rich in Vitamin B2.



Anna Smith

My name is Anna. Friends call me Annie. I’m a writer by profession and foodie for love. I will share my thoughts on foods their benefits and side effects.