cheilitis

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Related to chelitis: actinic cheilitis, angular cheilitis

cheilitis

(kaɪˈlaɪtɪs)
n
an inflammation of the lip or lips
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Noun1.cheilitis - inflammation and cracking of the skin of the lips
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
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chei·li·tis

, chilitis
n. queilitis, infl. de los labios.

cheilitis

n queilitis f, inflamación f de los labios; angular — queilitis angular, boquera (frec. pl), agrietamiento e inflamación en los ángulos de la boca
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Some flavor and color additives used in toothpastes may cause allergic reactions such as scaling on lips and tongue, edema, perioral dermatitis, angular chelitis, gingivitis and intraoral ulcers.
Oral clinical signs and symptoms of nickel allergy can include the following: a burning sensation, gingival hyperplasia, labial desquamation, angular chelitis, erythema multiforme, periodontitis, stomatitis with mild to severe erythema, papularperi-oral rash, loss of taste or metallic taste, numbness, soreness at side of the tongue.
5 The most common oral symptoms are recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS), dental enamel defects, delayed eruption, atrophic glossitis and angular chelitis.
Angular chelitis is inflammation typically seen at the both commissures (angles) of the lips.
Oral submucous fibrosis, erosive lichen planus, angular chelitis, solar keratosis and nicotinus stomatitis are a few other premalignant lesions of the oral cavity.