It's interesting that you say you no longer wake up with a smelly mouth. Mouthbreathing or dry mouth from other conditions causes more bad bacteria to form. Hence, bad bacteria in the mouth can simply be related to a dry mouth. One thing recommended is to chew sugarless gum (mint flavor for breath) to produce more saliva in the mouth. I think taking mouth probitoics before bed can also help such in your case.
It was pointed out if you have white film on your tongue, then you have bad breath. Did you have white film on your tongue? Do you have it now?
I really like the way you look at things. Im just not used to this amount of positivity on curezone haha. The vertical lines show up when i take a shower and the steam and aquaphor "plump up" my lips. After it i moisturize them with a lip therapy. Thats the only moment, where my lips looked like the picture. After a few hours the skin starts to loose the retained water and they look like before.
And my biggest issue is not the aquaphor, nor the way they look, its this horrible feeling and that i cannot smile.
I try to be as positiv as i can, thats why i will try to stay away from curezone. It starts to get an addiction to read threads and other peoples stories.
Please re-read your message and tell me what conclusion would you make if it was someone else writing the same message ?
My conclusion is:
- you should definitively try the raw food diet or vegetable juicing (juice fasting ) or water fasting.
Just stop cooking and start consuming just raw foods for some time, while observing the lips, and writing detail log of everything you eat, and anything else, like moon phase, season, air temperature etc.
Everything you write about points toward food being the trigger of your inflamation.
You said it yourself!
You even know what food it is: hot or cooked food.
Now, just eliminate that and try to find if that is the only problem.
It would be very nice if you could come back to this forum in a few months or years and still report that your lips are 100% healed, no inflammation and no more problems. One of the big problems with success stories reported here is the fact that majority never returns back to report if they are still free from the problem. Many who do return, sometimes report that the problem is back, and what they thought was the cure, was not the cure 100%.
DanielX, Montrealhomegrown, johng, and a few others took their time to return years after and to report that they are still free from the EC. Majority have not done that.
So far, there are at least 30-60 success stories on this forum that could be linked to either allergies or intolerances to something people put in their mouth or around their mouth, or to something people breath in or something people touch with their skin.
That does make allergy absolutely the most common trigger of EC so far, and all possible allergy tests would be the most valuable tests for most people with EC. Unfortunately, majority prefer to focus on treating symptoms, while ignoring the obvious.
Buy the way, do you know what causes allergies? Try to research that!
There is much research published in the last 10 years.
Allergies have also causes, and genetic factors and epigenetic factors are not the only factors!
On the top of the list of multiple causative factors is actually hygiene and antibiotics!
The cleaner the food (free from microorganisms), and cleaner the water (free from microorganisms), the cleaner the environment (free from microorganisms), the more food preservatives (food free from microorganisms), the more antibiotics as medicine and in foods (intestines free from microorganisms), the more cleaning chemicals and detergents (environment free from microorganisms), the more vaccines given to people and to animals people eat , the less bacteria in our environment and inside our intestines , the less worms in our environment and inside our intestines , the less dirt in our environment and inside our intestines , all that together gives hundreds times more ALLERGIES!
Be careful with clean things, they carry "the worse infection" of all!
Sometimes, allergies can be reversed!
You will need it in the future, if not for yourself, for your own kids! Study liver flushing , FMT , Elimination diet , leaky gut , dysbiosis , helminth therapy for allergies !
Sorry I can't spend my whole life on the internet. I can't see anyone asking me a question on this thread anyway. I started this thread 30 days ago and my lips are 99% the same. I don't even want to think about EC and how much it has negatively affected my life. I think most people would feel the same.