First.... I never said I was sure what I had was EC. I absolutely had a lip problem that went far beyond normal "chapped lips", but I never said I knew it was EC. I found this forum when I was looking for help with my peeling lips.
As to why I am still here... it was a post I read on this forum, that mentioned SLS as a possible factor. I had never heard of that as a possible cause before, and if not for this forum, I might never have heard of it and spent many more years with chapped, peeling, hurting, embarassing lips. So I guess I am grateful to this forum for giving me the answer that solved my problem. Therefore I am trying to be of some help, if I can.