Oh, I forgot, I do still moisturize with a clear ointment that has jojoba and some essential oils, I use castor oil once in a while. sometimes I dabb my lip with a teeny tiny amount of witch hazel since it has anti-inflammatory properties and is an astringent. This I do once in a while when I've gotten my lips messy from food or something because it's drying.
Bees wax and glycerin and lanolin make my lips itch so aquaphor is not good for me.
I am taking a natural anti-inflammatory called serrapeptase. Again, it was one of the suggestions to help along with the diet. It seems to help people with irritable bowel and other conditions.