Introduction to Cheilitis

Cheilitis is a medical 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 could bleed.

Causes

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

  • Retinoids (isotretinoin and acitretin)
  • High doses of vitamin A.
  • Severe zinc deficiency
  • Lithium
  • Chemotherapeutic agents (busulfan and actinomycin)
  • Isoniazid
  • Phenothiazine

Treatment for Cheilitis:

Depending on the probable cause, the treatment is targeted. Homeopathy offers effective and safe treatment for Cheilitis during acute as well as chronic states. In case of vitamins deficiency, the supplements are obviously required.

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