ok sorry man didn't mean to get nasty. I just know that saliva heals ec. maybe when you were trying licking them and nibbling them you were actually healed but then for some reason you went back to letting them dry out and scab. I don't understand when you said they were inflamed from licking them because I know this to be the opposite effect. anyways im sure nobody will listen to me about lip licking to I will just stop telling people what to do. but I know that leaving them alone and not touching saliva to them because you don't want to upset the scabs, it wont work.