even though the idea of dishwashing soap wateva... it has cured me of what doctors and dermatologist haven't, i followed my own protocol and did it numerous times a day rather than the original person who posted it said. so i don't care how stupid it sounds, it got the job done.
so if your plan is a doctor/derm saving you, only thing you can do is wait, until western medicine develops a drug to stop this, and this isn't viewed as a major disease. but we all know different... it is the lips, the point of communication, eating, drinking.
my ec started with lip licking, picking, at some point swollen lips, then EC. i remember the first time i was given hydrocortisone it made the skin grow much faster. i was only like 10 years old, it made the skin much easier to peel off also.
your going to have to try something yourself until a western medicine drug/cure happens.
for your help... you've got to take into account stuff like microscopic bacteria, stuff the human eye can't see. if i said there is fungus/bacteria, don't assume that its going to be right there for you to see.. stuff like when you damage the skin, it loses its protection and natural skin bacteria thats there are harmless, now grows out of control and causes harm, which leads to inflammation/swollen... etc
i'm glad i can smile, eat, drink etc.. without the lip skin going white... i had EC, not anymore..
this is like dandruff, Seborrheic Dermatitis
, athletes foot. i'm not a doctor, so this isn't concrete.. its the way i'm interpreting it from all the research/trials i've done since i stopped waiting for doctor/derm giving me the same steroid creams. Oil/moisture may make your lips more comfortable but the skin peels off easier/faster. when they are dry, the skin is way harder to peel off, which is closer to normal.
i only came back to inform and stuck around to answer replies.
i got to say that this disease is a mystery one... you'd think there'd be a permanent medical cure by now.