Hello all I have posted a message here before about my problem as it is the same as all of you, exfoliative cheilitis. I hate it, I think about it everyday, it really messes me up alot, but i have had help. I found a derm doctor that wrote me a percritption for a cream called FUCIDIN mixed with zinc oxide for sun protection. No, I do not have fungus, although this cream also helps for that. I do have exfoliative cheilitis. This cream works a miracle, i put it on before bed on the affected area and i am fine for the entire next day, i do not even think about it, it stops the skin from regenerating and keps them as if i do not even have a problem. The healing even lasts up to two full days but is better once a night to apply. Oh, Im canadian, so doctos are covered by health care, but I have done the freezing of the affected area, what they use to freeze off moles and sunspots, it doesnt work, and i have also done laser surgery and it doesnt work, so dont waste your time and money. I am going in one month to have part of the affected area removed surgically so ill update and let you all know about that, but the cream is all that works for me so far. and yes, the surgery is said to leave a scar, but the only affected area of mine is where i continuously licked my lips non stop for 3 months because i quit using chapstick. upper top half of bottom lip lower bottom half of top lip. REMEMBER FUCIDIN MIX CREAM. Hope it helps all.