Number 8 is really interesting to me because in the past hot food or spicey food has had an irritation effect on the inside of the lips. I think this is the area that is so so delicate and needs to really be left alone, but it's constantly irritated by food and water and everything else. I already avoid having hot water on the lips in the shower. If I do allow even a small amount of hot water on them the skin will come off and another peeling cycle starts. From now on I won't be eating hot or spicey food. Whatever I do eat I'll leave to cool before eating.
Looking back at the pictures the lips look best with the steroid but they also look strange and the lines do not line up from inside to outside.
Maybe I've damaged my lips so badly they will never heal, maybe the skin will never stay on now.
I still use aquaphor occasionally but really I'm finding emollients seem to just reduce the peeling cycle. The same thing that is going to happen anyway just takes longer to happen. It's so so difficult to stop that damaged inner bit of the mouth to stop from going red. Toothpaste removed the skin instantly which is why I had to stop it until I'm healed.