So for 9 months I’ve been following the moisture method using aquaphor and an antibacterial cream, trying to leave my lips alone for the longest possible time.
I endured 9 months of crap and embarrassment at work, hardly any social activity all because I convinced myself that down the line my lips would improve. Guess whats happened…? Its spread. YES spread to the bottom edges of my lips that were NOT (I repeat and emphasize NOT) affected by EC!!!
I went to the dermatologist and this clueless woman had no idea what I was talking about. I even showed her collections of fallen crusts to shock her, and she seems completely disinterested.
I wish I could go back prior to 9 months, at least I was able to manage my EC. I’ve had this condition for 16yrs now. The only thing on my mind is looking into surgery and undergo a lip reduction procedure.
I swear to God this condition sometimes drains the life out of you. I feel almost hopeless…