For me personally, everytime I peel my lips get raw and inflamed and my mouth starts to throb. The Catch 22 is if I leave it alone then a yellowish crust appears. My mouth is calmer but it doesn't look so great when left alone. If I clean it, it looks better but is raw and I get very anxious as if I am hurting myself. I think leaving it alone could produce some results for you if you could last it out. I try to leave it alone, but emotionally feel compelled to peel it; which I then feel guilty about. I feel that something is getting in the way of this healing properly. Perhaps the extended damage of not being left alone, perhaps an infection, perhaps an allergy, perhaps some nutrional deficiency. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, this thing drives me crazy at times; and I obsess about it. Does that ever happen to you?