sorry for assuming the wrong things seb. that is amazing you are able to live a normal life while looking like that. it must be very aggravating though since you know people can be so cruel. you said that you are beyond the stage of chapstick and water and rubbing them together. i think maybe its been a really long time since you tried it, but maybe you should try it again. it certainly wouldnt hurt, and you would have relief at least for a few weeks.