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Anybody else have cracked corners of the mouth?

jsabol's picture
Posts: 1156
Joined: Dec 2003

Hi all,
I've been on 5FU and leucovorin for 5 months now, and since February the corners of my mouth have been split and inflamed. I've treid every type of chapstick and lip balm, but no success.
This week, I had lunch with a dermatologist friend, and she was concerned about my mouth; said that often there is a little infection (either bacterial or fungal) and wrote me a scrip for Mycalog ointment....well, 3 days later, the cracks are healed....no more splitting open every time I try to eat something!! It's been a minor but constant painful annoyance for months. So...if anyone else has the same problem consider my experience. My onc says he's never prescribed mycalog for anyone....hope that changes.
Regards, Judy

kangatoo's picture
Posts: 2115
Joined: Feb 2004

Hiya Judy--ol kanga is back from awol.Thanks for the info--geez--coulda done with that info 2 months ago.I had a major problem with cracked lips--he he--Jen wouldn't even give me a kiss!
I kinda put up with it but nonetheless thanks for the info Judy--hope it helps some of the other guys out.
love kanga n Jen

ps--Jen has taken up kissin me again--lol

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