It would be very nice if you could come back to this forum in a few months or years and still report that your lips are 100% healed, no inflammation and no more problems. One of the big problems with success stories reported here is the fact that majority never returns back to report if they are still free from the problem. Many who do return, sometimes report that the problem is back, and what they thought was the cure, was not the cure 100%.
DanielX, Montrealhomegrown, johng, and a few others took their time to return years after and to report that they are still free from the EC. Majority have not done that.
So far, there are at least 30-60 success stories on this forum that could be linked to either allergies or intolerances to something people put in their mouth or around their mouth, or to something people breath in or something people touch with their skin.
That does make allergy absolutely the most common trigger of EC so far, and all possible allergy tests would be the most valuable tests for most people with EC. Unfortunately, majority prefer to focus on treating symptoms, while ignoring the obvious.
Buy the way, do you know what causes allergies? Try to research that!
There is much research published in the last 10 years.
Allergies have also causes, and genetic factors and epigenetic factors are not the only factors!
On the top of the list of multiple causative factors is actually hygiene and Antibiotics !
The cleaner the food (free from microorganisms), and cleaner the water (free from microorganisms), the cleaner the environment (free from microorganisms), the more food preservatives (food free from microorganisms), the more Antibiotics as medicine and in foods (intestines free from microorganisms), the more cleaning chemicals and detergents (environment free from microorganisms), the more vaccines given to people and to animals people eat , the less bacteria in our environment and inside our intestines , the less worms in our environment and inside our intestines , the less dirt in our environment and inside our intestines , all that together gives hundreds times more ALLERGIES!
Be careful with clean things, they carry "the worse infection" of all!
Sometimes, allergies can be reversed!
You will need it in the future, if not for yourself, for your own kids! Study Liver Flushing , FMT , Elimination Diet , leaky gut , dysbiosis , helminth therapy for allergies !