Posted by: naked nun | 2008/08/04

sore at side of mouth

Dear dr -
The one side of my mouth keeps on getting a sore...sorry this is kind of difficult to describe - it' s in the corner where my upper and lower lips meet - there' s a...well, crack, and it' s not healing. I do apply bactroban, but it' s not helping. I know the best healing for this would be for me to stop purging my meals as this is probably causing it (?) but short of that, what steps should I take? It' s VERY unsightly and uncomfortable. (oh yes, why does this always seem to happen during the winter? summer times I don' t have this problem, although the bulimia is active all through the year)
Thank you
naked nun

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Dear Naked nun
This can happen because you are developing vitamin or nutritional deficiencies. Try taking vit B complex supplements and PLEASE get help for the bulimia - on the long term you are really damaging your teeth,your kidneys and you lose a lot of essential minerals everytime you vomit. There are medications that will help you!
A psychiatrist would be the right specialist to see.
Dr Bets

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