Stealthmode, I'm sorry to say but I really feel like you're on the wrong path to correcting this condition. I have had EC for 19 years now and I can be one along with the many that will tell you that the leave it alone method will not work. EC is definitely some type of eczema, inflammation, candida infection and it needs to be fought from the inside out and from the outside in. I have had pretty good results from the excessive brushing, mouthwash rinsing method. I incorporated oil pulling into that & it has helped me tremendously. After just doing all that for only one week the buildup on my lips is extremely thin and--dare I say it--under control for the most part.