Thanks for the responses everyone. I figured I had ec or some form of chelitis but reading over and over about the "cycles" just threw me off a bit.
kid8 - Ive had this for damn near a year now so its not a cold sore
122453 - Outside of a cure, something like glycerin sounds like the next best thing. The stickiness to hold down the skin sounds like it could be of real help to me. Thanks for the suggestion. Those Seattle pics dont really look like mine. Hers look extremely dry compared to mine when peeled.
ab11747 - Yes, most of the time they turn white when in contact with water.