Cheilitis is a therapeutic name for inflamed lips. It is also referred as chapped lips, where the lips that appear dry, scaly, inflames, and with cracks. The inflammation could be mild to severe. The condition is painful. If the cracks are deep, the lips might bleed.

Chapped lips can be seen in people of all ages.


Cheilitis is more often observed with change of weather from warm to cold. Some drugs are known to stimulate Cheilitis, which are listed here

  • Retinoids High doses of vitamin A
  • Lithium
  • Isoniazid
  • Phenothiazine
  • Severe zinc deficiency
  • Chemotherapeutic agents

Other possible causes of chapped lips consist of high fevers as well as environmental conditions, ill- fitting dentures, such as dehydration, wearing braces and certain vitamin deficiencies. It could be a pre-malignant lesion for squamous cell carcinoma.

Avoidance of the felonious drug is suggested.

Other types of Cheilitis

Angular Cheilitis may be caused by bacteria, but is more usually a fungal infection. It can also be caused by medicine which dries the skin, including roaccutane.

Lip-licking Cheilitis is typically seen in 7–15 year olds.

Treatment for Cheilitis

Depending on the possible cause, the treatment is targeted. Homeopathy offers efficient and safe treatment for Cheilitis during acute plus chronic states. In case of vitamins deficiency, the supplements are apparently required.

The homeopathic methodology is to enhance body’s own healing capacity so that the all divergence of immune system is brought back to normal.

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