Common Lip Abnormalities

The edges of the mouth can harbor evidence of conditions such as herpes (shown in bottom left photo), impetigo, or angular chelitis which can be caused by B12 deficiency, candidiasis, or poor fitting dentures.

Persistent, nonhealing lesions at the mouth fissures should raiseĀ  suspicion of skin cancer.

 

Normal Face and Lips

Mark Deutchman, MD
Mark Deutchman, MD

HSV Vesicles

Brad Neville, DDS
Brad Neville, DDS

Angular Cheilitis

Ellen Eisenberg, DMD
Ellen Eisenberg, DMD