I have been reading posts on CureZone for many years, but never had the guts to actually post myself. Now, I am in need of some help. I have had EC for many, many years. And there have been times when it improved/worsened, but I could never figure out what was the cause. And I've done pretty much everything from never letting it dry out to never using lip balms to not letting water touch my lips, you name it. But over the past few months, I was using Eos and/or Aquaphor to manage my lips. And I'm not sure whether they caused it, but my top lip has become so wrinkly. I mean really, really wrinkly, like a raisin. Before, no one could really tell that I had EC because I have years of experience hiding it from people. But now with this new symptoms, I am constantly stared at because it's so obvious something is wrong. And the worst part is that others take one look at me and immediately whip out their chapstick or lick their lips or just stare at my lips the entire time I'm talking to them! I'm not sure if this is related, but I have developed IBS this year. There was a period where I was severely dehydrated. But I proceeded to drink a crap ton of water, so I don't think that's it anymore. Anyway, I'm posting this in the hopes that someone out there has experienced these symptoms as well and knows what can be done to at least get rid of the wrinkles on my top lip. I'll live with the EC, but this is so difficult. I can never just be comfortable in my own skin. Please HELP!