I am always wondering: how are everyones lips looking/feeling when not doing the leave them alone treatment? I said in a different post that I haven't seen any progress with the treatment. I am still hoping to see some progress eventually, but I want to just have a backup plan in case I will not. I could not live with the crusts building up that hard and huge, so I would think about manually peeling them.
Because I left my lips alone pretty soon after the condition started, I have no clue of how bearable the condition is if you for instance peel the lips manually, e.g. by removing the white buildup in the shower or similar.
Are the lips inflammed so that it's painful? Swollen? Red? Raw? Can you eat/drink normally (without a straw..)?