for me it is the only way to keep my condition manageable, it has gotten rid of the inflammation, peeling cycle still continues but with much less pain and i am able to apply the stuff twice a day and nothing else throughout the day. i do trim with nail scissors 4 times daily though. i tried stopping and condition went back to more dry, painful, peeling cycle however my inflammation seems to be permanently cured. i knwo theres risks of "long term" use but i have spoken with Dr. Scuibba who is very knowledgeable in this field and he suggests i continue using a small amount for as long as i need (i hope not forever) i am currently using 0.1% but as suggested by him i will give 0.03% a try and in case of "flare up" of the lips ill have the .1 handy.
i hope one day there is a real cure, but for me this is how i well continue on with my life