Age, gender, ethnicity, general location:
26, M, caucasian, Palm Springs CA
Do you have anxiety, nervous habits:
I have some anxiety issues, but am not on meds.
Yes, however I have been getting allergy shots for a year now and they seem to be working
Relevant conditions in family:
When did condition begin (year, possible causes):
about 2 years ago following my 3rd accutane treatment.
When did condition worsen:
What are your symptoms, describe the peeling cycle, and the area of peeling:
Day 1) Burning/Tingling Sensation
Day 2) Chapping
Day 3) Exfoliating
...rinse and repeat.
What tests have you done, diagnoses from doctors:
Relatively few. I visited 2 derm's who thought i wasn't drinking enough water.
What is your current status (cured/not cured):
Not cured, but controlled
How long has it been since your lips have been almost perfect:
About 6 wks. Again, they are still very dry, but do not consume my attention.
What is your current treatment, including supplements or moisturizers:
Vitamin E and B12
Stop all products cold turkey for 2 wks.
Exfoliate gently 2x per day using vaseline and a tooth brush
humidifier in every room.
....hope this helps
again, i'm sure every case is unique. The key is figuring out what changed to make this happen. SOMETHING changed. remember, just because you don't have allergies today, doesn't mean you wot have them tomorrow. An allergy can start any time.