I don't have any of those symptoms. Fortunately, I caught onto EC immediately after the major trigger with Vaseline. So in a way, I didn't have an extreme case of EC, but I definitely had it.
Someone told me that usually something wrong on your skin or anything on the outside is a sign of something wrong in the inside. Its true. Most of us first resort to external medicines/creams to help treat whatever is going on. It helps, but temporarily. Eating healthy is a natural treatment without all those chemicals and stuff in medicines/creams. We have to simply let our bodies naturally heal itself. My lips are slowly healing without any balm/cream/moisturizer. Its weird to think that I have to use nothing on my lips in order to treat it. I honestly think that my body is starting to figure out that my lips are dry, cracked and peeling. Hopefully by this summer, I'll be fully healed. Completely natural. Letting my body figure itself out and do its thing as long as I continue to supply the right veggies, fruits, protein etc.