Why dou you think moisturizing them during the treatment is a bad thing? I'm going to be talking to my derm about your treatment but I'm terrified of leaving them completely alone, again. I did that for six months and it was a complete nightmare. So I would like to keep moisturizing, as careful and without trauma, as possible, while taking Imuran and possibly the antidepressant. I just got a little boy and I still have to go to work, so it would be quite the nightmare. Others have had some success with "moist healing", so maybe there isn't much of a problem with moisturizing, as long as one is very careful not to cause any more trauma.