Just read your post and some previous ones my heart goes out to you, that you are suffering this condition beyond your lips around your body as mentioned in your other post. I know I got mine at 12 from constant biting trauma and a mouth full of sweets most of the time I probably upset the flora of my mouth without knowing it and then there was chapstick...say no more. I am intrigued that you've got it over your body and you said you used creams etc..what creams did you use if you don't mind my asking? I am wondering weather you were allergic to substances in the creams that got you scratching and then if infection, allergy whatever the cause set in. Please don't feel 1000x more suicidal etc.. there probably is a cure but we can't seem to get our hands on it at the moment I know. I am doing the bicarbonate and molasses drink an antifungal therapy saw guy on youtube cured his cancer but I admit I have missed taking it now and then and had lapses, sticking to a diet especially low carbs for me is tough. What did your doctor diagnose you with exczema? psoriasis? I too am in the UK and when younger my skin problem became a problem for me in getting a job until I learnt to maintain it..use olive oil/almond oil on them and if thy are getting bad peel and continue with life, have mentioned several time presently Noxema seems to slow down build up of my lips, peeling occurs after 11 to 16 days, it can be used on the body and was made by a doctor specifically for excema. I hope you can find something to help you maintain your skin the best you can whilst looking for a permenant cure that's what I am doing, and a lot of us on this forum which allows us a little bit of normal life.