thanks daniel trust me im going on your cure list! i agree i started noticing massive improvenments when i started wetting them aswell. but i must say i do believe us drying them out really did something positive. im only showering once a day now as i believe strongly keeping the crust on as long as possible is key due to more time for the skin underneath to heal. and also getting them to wet makes them fall off to early in my opinion. i think we have nailed ec on the head! i think for the people who got ec from biting or over use of lip balms it must aggrevate the medical world has never seen before. i also think some ec people got ec from an allergic reaction and then the initial ripping biting and peeling sends the lips in a crazy cycle to repair its self. then the months and even years of chemicals and crap make the lips traumatised. anyways cant wait to go on your cure link im expecting in the next 4-8 weeks but its a slow healing and you gotta have patience cant wait to see your pics!