On and off throughout my 3O years on this planet I’ve battled with chelitis. The basic symptom is painful chapped cracking in the corner(s) of my mouth. It’s not usually too obvious, but it is very painful!
There is a range of common causes for this plague:
Vitamin B deficiency – let’s order up some leafy greens STAT!
Iron deficiency – Outback Steakhouse here I come! Aussie cheese fries are loaded with iron too, right?!
Bacterial infection – yuck
Fungal infection – double yuck (I only like fungus when it’s sautéed in olive oil and garlic and buried in pasta thankyouverymuch)
So I do what every reasonable crunchy gal would do. I google home remedies.
Someone says apple cider vinegar (what is UP with that stuff?! I want to fill my bathtub with it and pickle myself until I emerge looking like Heidi Klum. I mean it IS the magic cure for everything from what I’ve read)
Someone else says baking soda and I’ve been a believer in that crack powder ever since it healed my armpits. (A whole other post entirely)
Then, the heavens part and a light shines down upon me! A lovely woman who suffered from painful chelitis for over 20 years has a cure! And it’s natural! And it’s inexpensive! And it’s made from household items that 99% of people have in their kitchen or bathroom! And…her eBook containing the secret recipe is a steal at only $47!
Wah wah waaah.
No dice. I’m not buying that snakeoil salesman’s eBook. No way, no how.
So I sit (or lay as the case may be right now) and suffer.
If you know if a cure, please pass it along before I rip my mouth off and replace it with a stainless steel trap.