Perleche: Cracked Corners of Your Mouth

Episode #156 / Feb 10, 2010
Have the corners of your mouth ever cracked? Many people mistake this with dry skin whereas its actually a condition called perleche. Dr. Schultz explains this problem and how to fix it.
mazi on February 13, 2010 at 5:18am

youre so sweet dr schultz!!!

Shelly on May 7, 2010 at 3:31pm

Dr. Schultz - THANK YOU for posting this video! I have been on isotretinoin for 5 months now (the end is near!) and been lucky enough to not have any severe side effects other than dry lips. However, last week I developed cracked corners on my mouth and did exactly what I shouldn't have: Moisturized like crazy! So although a couple days ago my dermatologist told me to use Lotrimin, I found your explanation of the proper application very useful as she wasn't quite as thorough about the vaseline part. It's already making a difference! I think your website is fantastic! :D

Neal Schultz, M.D. on June 1, 2010 at 12:12am

@Shelly: So glad to hear it was helpful!