About 2 months into EC caused by prematurely picking skin off my lips after a chemical peel. EC spread rapidly in the last few weeks, even to areas of my lips that were not peeled, the surrounding tissues.
My lips literally looked like the picture below in THE BEGINING of peeling cycles a mere week ago... and even worse when the skin started piling up. Now they are 80% better and returning to a normal color and are building up at a much slower rate. I hope the positive changes persist and thank God and my dermatologist for the turnaround.
I know this forum is generally anti steroid, but I suggest everyone try desonide and a good Antibiotic
early on to abate infection before it becomes harder to deal with. It is a very mild steroid and has a pretty good safety profile and success rate with EC. Of course, this battle with EC is a marathon not a sprint and the long term is what I'm most interested in so we will see what the future holds.
I was originally going to stick purely with natural remedies but my lips were going downhill fast and I'm glad and very fortunate I found a good dermatologist fast and had medical intervention.
Merry Christmas all and I'll keep you updated on my status.
Wash lips with diluted herbal soap once a day
desonide 0.05 2-4 times a day
4 times daily for 1 week
Instuctions not to pick crusts off during treatment.
I was also told to use Vaseline but found they were agitating my lips and stopped with the Vaseline on the first day of treatment.
This is the pic I was referencing