Another thing: when you put on the aquaphor, you need to open your mouth to do so, and make you get the entire lip, inside and out. So that means slathering the shit on over the grooves the scabs sprout from--I think that's a huge one. If you moisturize that area, the scabs will not form--they cannot form in a moist setting. Again, the entire lip, even the parts that stay hidden in your mouth, in front of the teeth. You may have the nasty taste of petroleum in your mouth for a few seconds, but it's no problem at all. After a week or so, you won't need to do that anymore--those particular grooves will have been covered by new skin, and will be hardly noticeable except to the weirdo who gets in unnaturally close to your lips.
AND I smoked cigarettes throughout the whole thing. For this reason, I know that this horrible, annoying, debitating, disgusting, monstrous "condition" is nothing, nothing at all. We have been duped, my friends. This monster is nothing but a middle-aged pedophile in a halloween costume.