Hey Stem :)
Yeah man I know, its funny how people undermine our condition saying '' its not as bad'' or '' there are worst things to suffer from '' .
Of course there are worst conditions and diseases, but lips we must use them for everything!
Hope you guys recover, any recovery will be a victory for me as well.
Remember 60% of the Japanese Method recovery is made by the cleaning and disinfecting (according to monsterlips).
I switched from a mild soap to ACV (Apple cider vinegar) since it is an all natural neutralizer and disinfectant.
According to my mother it also lightens the skin up, so our lips will appear less red haha
It stings a little but it feels so good afterwards, also you could use Aloe Vera fresh gel for relief after a shower or lunch.
Best of luck lads,