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lymenotlite
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My lips and that peripheral area have been inflamed and sore for some time. The best I have been able to figure is that it is mask related. Very unpleasant and worsening. After the usual past multiple rounds of antibiotics for lyme and company, this article caught my attention this morning:

https://www.wellandgood.com/mouth-sores-from-wearing-masks/

"one particular yeast—candida—loves the humid climate captured by your mask."

"If moisture and saliva get trapped in the corners of your mouth, they become a breeding ground for Candida. As the yeast grows you become more red and inflamed and so the cycle continues.” Bleh."

“To treat the condition, apply an antifungal cream to the corners of your mouth twice per day. Clotrimazole (sounds scary but is just the topical used to treat jock itch) can be purchased over-the-counter, and if this does not resolve the condition, see a dermatologist in person."

"it also can’t help to suffocate the Candida with a thick layer of petroleum jelly (because, you know, Vaseline basically solves everything.) Just don’t try a layer of lip gloss, because these types of products can actually worsen the problem."

I've been putting whatever I could think of on the inflamed area and may have made things worse, (or not). So I just smeared my lips and that area with Vasoline and will be headed to pick up some Clotrimazole today.

I'll update here with results. What next?

[ 12-28-2020, 04:39 PM: Message edited by: lymenotlite ]

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I don't know if you've tried this, but maybe Olive Leaf Extract capsules might help you. OLE is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal.

Read about Dr. Morton Walker and Olive Leaf Extract: Antimicrobial Therapy" in the Townsend Letter

https://www.allhealthtrends.com/townsend-letter-may.pdf

I have his book, "Olive Leaf Extract: Nature's Antibiotic" which I purchased online.

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Maybe try coconut oil on your lips?
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Thanks a lot, hopingandpraying.

I checked out seagateproducts.com and Amazon for the Seagate OLE. Looks like it can be used for a UTI (which I may have), sinus problems (which I have), mask problems, etc. I believe these are all candida related.

Good call. I think I also have the OLE book but will have to look when I have the energy.

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I wear a mask I made out of material I can touch that covers my nose and mouth and face, but I am not wearing a snug one, in order to avoid the moisture problem.
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This works good on candida , black seed cumin oil.

https://www.iherb.com/pr/Amazing-Herbs-Black-Seed-100-Pure-Cold-Pressed-Black-Cumin-Seed-Oil-8-fl-oz-236-ml/10816

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0944501316304475

"Fungicidal effect of thymoquinone involves generation of oxidative stress in Candida glabrata"

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What kind of masks are you using? Many react to the disposable ones.

Mine are all cotton and I keep them washed. No issues thus far.

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Thanks for the info Willy.

A very lengthy article on possible alternatives.

https://selfhack.com/blog/treat-cure-candida/

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The paper masks cause me more problems than the cloth ones. What I'm doing now is using a shield and that has been working well so far. I can breathe better and no irritation.
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Absolutely .. buy more cloth ones.

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