So you were actually told not to apply anything to your lips and leave them alone by a dermatologist? That does make me feel a bit better, because I am doing that and I just dont want to do all this for nothing. I got mine from biting, how about you? I think for those who didnt get it from biting or chapstick, or something like that may have other problems that they need fixed before they can just leave them alone and be healed. Let me know how you got yours.