What you eat regularly has maximum impact on whether you will get angular cheilitis, Moreover a balanced diet can help to cure the symptom on a fast track. There are no serious studies on diet for angular cheilitis, but in general there are quite a few tips that will help to fix the problem.
Below listed are some of the common guidelines to avoid angular cheilitis:
- Drink plenty of water - At least 6oz of water for every 10lb of body weight.
- Eat foods rich in vitamin B - bananas, green leafy vegetables, tuna, etc.
- Eat your daily requirement of calories - cutting calories while ill can slow healing time.
- Get extra sleep - go to bed early to get an extra hour of sleep.
Balanced diet to cure Angular Cheilitis
What we listed above is the generic suggestion to avoid occurance of angular cheilitis. However, this article further gives detail on how you can cure angular cheilitis when it occurs.
There are numerous medicines available on the market, which claim to heal you faster and easier of Angular Cheilitis. There are also numerous homemade recipes whose authors say that you will get rid of cheilosis in no time. Yet, when they are put to test, none of them proves to be as effective as they previously claimed. This is why, if you want to get rid of Angular Cheilitis in a short period of time you will have to start combining your normal treatment (which is applied on the affected area) with a treatment which will strengthen your body, thus helping the skin to recover quicker from this condition.
The best way in which you can fortify your body and increase the resistance of your immune system is by changing your unhealthy and disorganized diet with a healthy one, filled with foods containing lots of vitamins and minerals. Such a diet should include vegetables, fruits, cereals, fish, lean meat and dairy products, all of them in moderate quantities, as no exaggeration is good for your body.
All of the food/vitamins should be in moderate quantities
The main idea behind the previous statement is that Angular Cheilitis appears mostly in persons who have great deficiencies in vitamins and minerals. Iron, zinc, vitamin B2, B3 and B6 are the ones responsible for a strong immune system. When they are missing, the chances of Angular Cheilitis occurrence increase significantly. In case you have these deficiencies and you also have to deal with this skin condition, your body will not have enough strength to fight it effectively, thus the treatment period will be longer than usual. Yet, if you start fortifying your body eating at least 3 meals a day, with healthy food, you will reduce the time needed for healing and will also help your skin recover without scars or spots on the affected area.
A healthy diet is good for every individual, but is even better for those who have suffered from Angular Cheilitis and are always under the threat that this condition may come back. With a strong immune system, there will be no way that cheilosis will ever come back. Even if it does, in no more than one week you will get rid of it as your body will have the necessary resources to fight back.
While the balanced diet after the occurance of angular cheilitis may not cure the problem in 24-48 hours, it will certainly reduces the time to get cured. Additionally, it will build a system within to fight any re-occurance.