Here is a pic for you guys. This is me at day 11 following Sargvy's excessive brushing/mouthwash method while using the Bepanthen cream & oil pulling. My buildup is under pretty good control. My top lip is responding very well. I still get buildup but it is at a very impressive minimum. My buildup has not reached the levels that it used to get in 11 days!!! This is a first for me. I also use the contents of a vitamin E softgel along with the Bepanthen for a double dose of moisturization. I poke a hole in the vitamin E softgel and then gently squeeze out its contents onto my lips. I apply a light amount because it practically makes me look like I have lip gloss on. I then wait a few minutes and apply the Bepanthen cream. By the way, I am not using the Bepanthen which states that it is for nappy diaper rash--even though I doubt that there is any difference between the formulation of the two.
This is by far the best response to a treatment for my EC that I have ever seen within the last 19 years of me having the condition.
JSL, this is the Bepanthen that I am using. It is the full German version. Everything on the packaging is in German.
Also, this version of the cream goes on super smooth, turns clear from white within seconds, and penetrates really well.
Only whatever little buildup I have on my lips turns white when exposed to water. The 50% from the bottom to the middle does not turn white at all. However, that skin is still kind of fragile. I am currently still getting buildup but it is at an all time low for me. What ever little buildup I get basically slides off after I finish oil pulling. My inner mucosa is super glossy most of the time now, especially after I do the excessive mouth care.
I've just only begun to see the return of any grooves coming back in my lips. A while back ago the whole area used to be really red and super raw.
I still get some (a very small amount as compared to before) white gunk when I wake up and I still get the white line when I leave my mouth closed for a long time or when I talk a lot. I feel like there is something missing in order for me to stop seeing that damn white line & gunk. I guess I'll have to wait for the culture swab I did at the oral pathologist's office to come back to find out what else I should try next.
I really believe that the Bepanthen really made the biggest difference here because just after 4 days of me using it I saw pretty quick results. I had about two cycles of large buildup. When the 2nd cycle of buildup fell off it began to grow super thin. My upper lip has responded the best as I only get buildup on the tip of my upper lip but the left & right sides do not buildup at all & they also do not get white when exposed to water, even for a long period of time.
I really hope that this is the beginning of the end of this EC crap for me. If my results continue like this then I think it might take me a few months to maybe a year or more to probably get--dare I say it--fully cured. I know that's a long time but, at least I am currently showing improvement.