In reply to your qns:
She has applied the Calendula Gel around the beginning of this year, but it does not prove to be effective. The lips still peeled and she used a small scissors to trim the edges as most of us do. Her husband has brought her to the derm to do a series of tests including biopsy.
From March 31st, she started this new treatment taking oral medicine ONLY. She hasn't used any topical moisturizers or ointments. From the post, he didn't describe the skin texture, whether it is soft or hard...And although the lips have cleared, the doctor suggested to use the medicine for longer period of time, say, 6 months to see how it goes. The patients are still avoiding the foods to touch the lips, to play safe for now.