MENOPAUSE WARNING: DROOLING CAUSES MOUTH YEAST INFECTION

WHO KNEW??

A few months ago, I posted about drooling in the blog, “Pass Me the Drool Cup, Please.” Little did I know that, besides being an embarrassment and inconvenience, drooling can also cause a yeast infection in the corners of the mouth. As mentioned in my previous blog, this is due to the loss of muscle in the mouth area, which increases the creases at the corners of the lips, providing a “channel” for the saliva to leak out.

After suffering from red, cracked and slightly painful lips for over a month, I finally paid a visit to my dermatologist who quickly made the diagnosis of a yeast infection. She prescribed a cream to apply to the lips twice a day and recommended using Vaseline or other similar substances liberally around the corners of my mouth in order to prevent drooling, especially at bedtime.

She also suggested that a permanent solution would be Botox injections on a regular basis. Having had enough needles shoved into sensitive areas of my body over the past few years, I quickly nixed that solution.

Needless to say, this menopause journey has certainly provided a real education for me.

Published by Another Sufferer

I am a woman over 65 who has experienced the many changes that happen to a woman's body and mind as they get older. I started this blog in order to share information and experiences.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: