can I ask you a question? are you avoiding water contact with your lips? are you leaving them dry to try and heal the "scabs". if so then before you try any cream or ointment the doctors try and give you I recommend soaking them in water a lot throughout the day everyday. don't lick bite or pick at them just hydrate them with water under the sink, shower or while drinking water. the crusts will become really soft and just fall off naturally then they will not come back. but don't stop hydrating them with water. I don't understand why people will put all these weird creams oils and ointments and even petroleum on there lips but will not put water on there lips.