Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Concerned Mommy | 2008/10/27


2year old - Corners of mouth cracked

Good morning,

My son' s corners of his mouth is cracked. I give him Chocoton and Olive Leaf Extract as a supplement. He is really not a good eater at all and prefer eating meat before anything else.

Can you perhaps tell me what deficiency he has and what I should do to prevent this from happening again.

Is there anything that I can put on to speed up the healing process? Maybe Daktarin?

Please advice.....

Expert's Reply



It is never a simple matter to find the cause of this form of cracking of the skin in the corners of the mouth. In many cases in children it is due to mouth breathing.It is seldom due to a vitamin or mineral deficiency.If your son's nose is blocked use Salex nose drops morrning and night to clear his nose.It may be useful to give your son a good Multivitamin with iron such as Vidaylin syrup twice daily. Apply a little zinc cream at night to his lips where they are cracked.

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