8 Things Your Lips Are Trying to Tell You About Your Health

Our lips have more than a million nerve endings and are much more sensitive than our fingertips. They need special care. Sometimes they can signal to us that we have some real problems with our health and that we need to pay proper attention to these conditions.

We at smartzune.com  believe that it’s not just the eyes, but also the lips that can be a mirror of your health and found 8 signs that could indicate that you may have a problem.

1. Cracks at the corners of your mouth

Angular cheilitis (AC) is inflammation of one or both corners of the mouth. Often the corners are red with skin breakdown and crusting. … Angular cheilitis is a type of cheilitis (inflammation of the lips). Angular cheilitis can be caused by infection, irritation, or allergies.

8 Things Your Lips Are Trying to Tell You About Your Health

When saliva gets trapped in the corners of your mouth, it dries out skin that can crack. You might lick your lips often and warmth and moisture in the corners create the perfect conditions for infections.

Infection is the most common cause of these cracks. If it happens too often, please don’t hesitate to go to a doctor.