My EC spreads if I don't let water touch it . I have again tried to not let water touch my lips for 2 weeks now and the EC again spread .2 months back I tried complete leave it alone and that time too ec had spread to the non affected part but it healed afterwards. I don't know why this is happenning. Could it be some kind of infection that spreads when lips are dry? If so what infection could it possibly be?
I took a lot of Antibiotics in my childhood and I used to have dry lips back then. I took 3-4 courses of Antibiotics over a period of 2 years for my acne. Acne used to clear when I took Antibiotic but it used to reappear after stopping Antibiotics . So after 3-4 courses, the dermatologist prescribed me accutane and after that my Acne cleared but I got EC. I also used to have constipation most of the time and still do.
I took probiotics and it did solve my constipation when I took them but when I stopped taking them, constipation returned. I stay depressed most of the time nowadays as I am now hopeless that it won't be cured ever. I can't remember the last time I was happy. I spend most of the time at home and never step out. I cannot make an eye contact with anyone while tlaking to them. When I look back, I realize that life was much better for 2years when I was managing EC by exfoliating every 4th day but the past 7 months have been a nightmare. I used to skip college and due to this my grades have also been affected. Life is miserable. I am now ready to give up. People of my age are enjoying their life and I am living like a hermit. People can show empathy towards other disease but not ec as no one has experienced it.
I have tried these things and nothing has worked so far. What should I do? I have lost all hope. I know there are worse conditions people suffer but EC is not less than any of them. But the bright side of ec is that any other problems I face in life seem too small and once I am cured I will be much stronger.