i didn't mean to get snappy on you longterm. I just don't think this is related to a vitamin deficiency. I NEVER said I used aquaphor. I personally don't like aquaphor or Vaseline. I only like berts bees lip balm to seal in the water. i never advised anyone to lick there lips. just because i said i used to i also said that you should never do it. there is lots of pages on vitamin deficiency on this forum and it has been tried many times by a lot of people. there is no pages on using water to heal this.