try not to pick at your lips at all! just let the crusts fall off naturally the longer the crust stay on the more protection you give for the skin underneath to heal! your on day 7 hold on to your seatbelt! its about to get worse before it gets better! im on day 28 and my lips are crusting like crazy! although i have been hiding my ec with creams and ointments for a year and a half so im expecting a bit longer to heal then most of you guys that have had it for just a few months! keep us updated on your progress! dont give up!!!