Yes you are right I did post that.
The reason I posted it was because I was so excited when I saw a change in the peeling from changing my toothpaste. I was expecting my EC to cure and when it didn't I fell back onto other theories. I think also because it was marketed as fluoride and SLS
free I felt like it was my last option in terms of what toothpastes were available. The lips continued to peel but my peeling reduced in severity ever since, it just never clicked with me that I needed to go further with it and try a paste that causes even less and ideally no irritation to the lip area what was damaged from biting. To answer you then :
1) I got EC from biting my lips. Very nervous and anxious as a child, it started when I moved to secondary school which was a nerve wrecking time for me, although saying this I remember being nervous in primary school and biting my lips even then. I always brushed my teeth religiously which probably didn't help them recover from the damage I caused to them from biting.
2) Since changing/trialing different toothpastes I've gotten lips not to peel, dry out and bleed as much, but they still do. My gums would bleed all the time before and the scabbing would be impossible to control without biting the dead skin off immediately. I think inflammation is difficult to describe because the EC to me became a normality. I never remember feeling like my lips were swelling in size, but certainly the colour changed all the time. Only recently from taking pictures and archiving them do I realise now that the redness on the inner part of the mouth that comes and goes is not normal. You can see the red area (stiching in line is bright red) and slowly I am getting it to go pinker. I used to get this redness all over the lips because I think the harsher toothpastes would strip the wound area and strip off the healthy skin around it as well. My lips used to sting all the time, not so much at all now. What's crucial is testing whether there is a change from changing your toothpaste. Ideally to being with avoid using toothpaste for 7 days and see if there is a difference. Your peeling will not stop in this time, but if you notice a lighter peeling, less irritation and less bleeding, you probably have found your answer.
3) I have tried all the changes to the diet you can imagine. I've tried gluten free and been gluten free for two years odd. I've tried anti-inflammation diets, flushing. I don't eat milk/dairy now. I've not noticed any change in how the lips peel from any dietary changes. Frankly I have driven myself quite mad at times trying to find links between the peeling and the food I'm eating that day. I don't think it's the answer for me, I'm pretty certain. If this wound healing does not achieve a cure I'll have no option but to focus back on this area though.
4) see my blog. I apologise because it is messy and I've missed a few updates due to real life taking over, but I am making progess now. In time I'll probably go back and see if there are other photos I can dig out which may give an even better explanation of how they have changed.
I am not cured, but slowly I am getting my lips to peel less and less, and no it's not easy and it takes time to see changes.
The first photo in my blog is 4 months ago which is when I got really determined to cured this goddam problem once and for all.