I had suffered with EC for over a year. My lips continuously peeled, my lips were red swollen and felt like they were burning. Everything I tried didn't work. I tried all kinds of lip balms, natural remedies, Antibiotics , hydrating by drinking a lot of water, steroid cream. Then it became winter again and our house was really dry. My husband and I decided to get humidifiers for each bedroom. I am not kidding the very next day, my lips were better. no more peeling, pain, swelling. within a few days they were completely back to normal. At times now they peel occasionally but nothing like having EC. It has been 6 months now and I believe I have beat it. Easy to try and you never know. Good luck.