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Angular Stomatitis in Children (Mukhapaka)

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Angular Stomatitis in Children- Mukhapaka

Angular Stomatitis is a clinical condition which causes red, swollen patches in the mouth corners where the two lips meet and make an angle. The condition is also known as Perleche and Angular Cheilitis. It can affect either only one side of the mouth or on both sides at the same time. In Ayurveda, the condition called Mukhapaka is explained in which the symptoms similar to Angular Stomatitis are observed. Dr. Gupta’s IAFA is a well-developed Ayurvedic institute that provides the finest treatment for various health concerns. The Ayurpediatric department in IAFAis particularly intended for ensuring the child health and wellness. 

Causes of Angular Stomatitis in Children

Angular stomatitis is generally caused by certain fungal infection. A type of yeast called Candidais the common causative factor. Initially, saliva gets trapped and accumulatedat the corners of mouth. When saliva is dried that area of skin can get cracked. The warmth and moisture in the mouth corners create supports growth and multiplication of fungus and leads to infection.It can more easily affect people with corners of mouth remaining moist for most of the time. This can happen insituation like:

  • Wearing unfit dentures  
  • Licking lips more often
  • Increased production of saliva.
  • Crooked teeth 
  • Saggingskin around mouth due to weight loss or ageing.
  • Thumb sucking
  • Smoking 
  • VitaminB or iron deficiency
  • Medical conditions like anemia, blood cancer, diabetes etc.

Ayurvedic reference of Angular Stomatitis-Mukhapaka

Symptoms of Angular Stomatitis in Children

The main symptoms include:

  • Irritationand soreness in the mouth corners
  • Bleeding
  • Blisters on lips
  • Cracks
  • Crust
  • Itching
  • Pain

  • Redness
  • Scales
  • Swelling
  • Dry and uncomfortable lips
  • Burning sensation 
  • Badtaste in mouth

“Dr. Gupta’s IAFA is a well-developed Ayurvedic institute that provides the finest treatment for various health concerns. The Ayurpediatric department in Institute of Applied Food Allergy® is particularly intended for ensuring the child health and wellness”. 

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-Allergist, Dr. Sahil Gupta

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Master’s in Health Administration

Diet in Angular Stomatitis in Children

Do’s (Pathya) in Angular Stomatitis in Children

  • Vegetablessuch as spinach, soy beans, leafy green vegetables 
  • Oily fish such as tuna or mackerel
  • Milkand dairy products
  • Cabbage
  • Foodstuff rich in zinc, peanuts, pumpkin seeds
  • Practice of good oral hygiene
  • Light and easily digestible food
  • Intake of lesser quantity of food
  • Green gram
  • Take vegetables with bitter taste
  • Mild exercises
  • Take enough rest

Don’ts (Apathya) in Angular Stomatitis in Children

  • Excess spicy food
  • Sugar
  • Salty food
  • Fatty and heavy food
  • Fried and bakery food
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Smoking
  • Day sleep
  • Long journey

Yoga and Pranayama in Angular Stomatitis in children

Yoga practice helps to reduce severity of infection.

  • Paryankasana
  • Sasangasana 
  • Seetalasana
  • Makarasana 
  • Simhasana
  • Savasana
  • Padmasana

Pranayama helps to bring relaxation to mind and prepares mind to face pain and other discomforts.

Ayurvedic Treatment of Angular Stomatitis in children

Ayurveda put forwards effective treatment forAngular Stomatitis by combining internal medicines and external therapies. 

Internal Medicines for Angular Stomatitis in children

  • Sapta chadadi Kashaya
  • Maha tiktaka Kashaya
  • Khadidradi gulika
  • Kanjanara guggulu gulika
  • Pitaka choorna

  • Guggulutiktakarishta
  • Nimbamrutasava 
  • Gorochanadi gulika
  • Kaisoraguggulu gulika
  • Guggulutiktaka grita

External medicines in Angular Stomatitis in children

  • Triphala choorna
  • Arimedadi taila
  • Nagaradi taila

Treatment Procedures for Angular Stomatitis in children

  • Gandusha (Holding medicated liquid in mouth)
  • Kabala (Gargling with medicated liquid)
  • Lepana (Application of medicated paste)

Single Herbs in the Management of Angular Stomatitis in children

  • Khadira (Acacia catechu)
  • Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum)
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Dadima (Punica granatum)
  • Haridra (Curcuma longa)

  • Nimba (Azadirachta indica)
  • Asana (Pterocarpus marsupium)
  • Vibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica)
  • Guggulu (Commiphora mukul)

Article Written By: Dr. Sahil Gupta, Ayurvedic Allergist

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What is Angular stomatitis?

Answer: Angular stomatitis is a condition where the angles of the mouth or corners of lips will have reddish, dry rashes along with itching and other discomforts.

Question: How is Angular stomatitis caused?

Answer: Angular stomatitis is commonly caused by fungal infection due to accumulation of saliva at the mouth corners.

Question: Does Ayurveda provide effective treatment for Angular stomatitis?

Answer: Yes. Ayurveda has effective treatment for Angular stomatitis that includes apt internal as well as external medicines to reduce infection. 

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