I have had peeling lips for almost 10 years. Mine is as bad as yours was at it worst, and I only knew they were this bad when I stumbled upon your site and decided to leave them alone. Prior to this I kept peeling them.
I have a few questions:
Do you think the complete leave alone method (no creams or ointments) had any effect on the healing what so ever? Did you see some progress and think it may have healed up if you left them without creams, even if it may have taken longer? During that stage, did the peeling cycle slow down?
Did you apply the aquaphor over the scabs? Did they fall off at some stage to reveal new skin underneath, or did they slowly turn back to what looks like normal lips?
Where your lips still peeling during the aquaphor stage? And if so, was the skin raw underneath or was it new skin?
Did you apply aquaphor to the inside of your lips?
Did your white line become dislodged and disfigured during sleep or during the use of aquaphor?
Did the leave alone method (without ointments and creams) start to reduce in size over a long period of time (leave alone method makes the EC spread to the rest of my lips).
It is now summer here, should I be out in the sun constantly? I saw you said it helped, and brushing your teeth..
- my problem with the leave alone methods, with or without creams, is that they are constantly coming off from the sides of my lips, only to reveal raw skin underneath. The sides are always flaking, and I just can't seem to stop it.
- also when I sleep, the inside of my lips must press together and create that white sludge stuff on the inside of my lips. I have not been wiping it away even though it is no longer attatched, thereby it may be dead skin.
ps: I want to commend you on your bravery. I watched the videos and admire that you wanted to help others out there with the condition. I was actually living in Tampa Florida during your time healing (originally from Australia).
I am on week 8 of the leave alone method, and man the looks and questions I get are enough to drive a man crazy. But most people here don't even look at you when they talk, so it has not been all that difficult.