Ive used ridiculous amounts of L-lysine & it didnt stop the peeling. It does seem to slow it down or make the peel not as crusty for me. As for the toothpaste, I was lucky not to get cavities from the timeframe I didnt use ANY toothpaste. Starving self for a little while too. Not food related for me. Its difficult to label something helpful or a cure when it could just be a coincidence. July 18th I have an appointment with a Dermatolgist in Boston, Mass, whom I hope will lead me in the right direction for a permanent cure.