Hi guys this is my first time posting on this forum :)
I have had peeling lips for around a year and a half now and they have gradually got worse.
At first I didn't know why they were building up crusts so I would apply vaseline and rub at them and lick them until the crusts fell off. I realise now I couldn't have treated them any worse.
So after about 6 months I went to the doctor and was just prescribed creams which didn't do anything. So for around another few months I was just applying lip balms to my lips 24/7 because the doctors said that it was the best thing to do!
Basically my lips got worse and worse. Then I came across the idea that leaving the crusts on as long as possible and letting the lips heal themselves and decided I would try it.
I told my parents about it and I tried it during this summer for a few weeks...I felt my lips getting better and less raw when the skin peeled off the first time but my parents didn't think it was working because crusts grew back(But i knew they had gotten better).
Anyways my mum made an appointment with the dermatologist and I explained how leaving them alone seemed to gradually heal the skin underneath the crusts but he told me the crusts were not supposed to be there and that I should remove them.
I really didn't want to peel them off as I knew it was damaging my lips but my mum insisted I do because she really wants me to get better(and I love her for that).
Sorry for the long post it's just I am so annoyed that this problem has gone on so long. It's just I do not know what to do as I have just started college and i know the leave alone treatment will take few months to heal my lips and that's not an option with college after starting and all that!