vunk your lips got this way from the leaving it alone theory. 5 months. if my lips looked like that i could probably get on with my life sure it would be annoying sometimes but heck girls wouldnt even notice and would definately would want to kiss you!
firstly what i want to know is do your lips stay like this all the time now or does it get worse??? do you mind uploading a picture with what you would now call your worse day?
i mean what if you were truely on your way to being fully rid of ec and it just needed a few more months and now you have started applying lip balmss and now exzma creams etc etc what happens if this flares them and brings it back to how it use to be? i dont think it will i think your lips are like 90% cured infact i reckon you are now at the same stage snow is at. i wonder if applying a exzma cream or something at the stage you are now will fully cure you? its quite possible.
im so happy to see your lips like this i mean you probably have less chapped lips then a normal person would.