sounds like a good plan. I just finished up six months on protopic twice a day and I'm pretty much healed. I apply lib balm a few times a day and theres no crusting, build up or anything. My lower lip is notably smaller and I'm planning on weening myself off of it. Protopic only at night then every other night until its done. You guys should get cured if you follow a similar path but I wonder if the steroid will be effective enough because you can only use it for a couple weeks I thought. Anyway, keep goin guys, I've seen fantastic results!