So I went to another dermatologist because this is driving me crazy and I tried Elidel and Dovonox neither one helped at all I think the Dovonox made it worse then he gave me more cortisone creams which don't help either. I go back in a week and he is going to have the doctor look at me too because I am see a Practioner. He mentioned giving me cortisone shots, but I had that done before too and it didn't help at all. He told me that there are other people that have this and the skin grows too thick. I asked him honestly if there was anything that helps this and he told me surgery, but you have to find someone that knows what they are doing. So I have tried absolutely everything and I have had this episode for a year and it seems to keep getting worse. I don't know about surgery, it is plastic surgery that is not covered by insurance and cost at least $3,000. But at this point I am taking medicine for depression, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder and that is not working either. Just wanted to let you know if you want your EC cured, surgery may be the only option. In my case I think this is somewhat stress/mental related this is my second episode and it came during times of stress/anxiety/depression. Good luck to you all.