A good dermatologist will test for disease. I have good and bad days of dealing with this, it's a manegable condition when you don't need to leave home and like sitting around staring at a screen, but for those that don't it's hell on earth. I've got a few social things planned the next few months and I know I won't be able to maintain the leave it alone method, certainly not when I'm not sure it's actually going to cure my peeling. Daniel Miller cured himself of his EC, but I'm unclear as to what EC he had, there are many. If his EC was due to some contact allergic reaction, and mine is caused from an auto-immune disorder or toxicity or something of that nature, then leaving them alone is never going to cure the problem. This is one of those days where I get very down and fed up about it all, and question the whole thing and curse the problem. It's such a restrictive thing to have that impacts on every little thing.
I do notice that my lips can be fine and then suddenly I sense tightness, and then subsequent redness (not swelling), of just the inside of the lip lining, then suddenly the outer skin dries and when on contact with water the skin appears to be dry and dead. Sometimes I do suspect there is more to this problem than a wound just trying to heal. I've ordered some organic washing up liquid to replace the chemical stuff, and I'm going to book an appointment to get a referral to see the dermatologist tomorrow. I'm honestly not sure how much longer I can live with this.