Thanks for the wealth of information and suggestions on this website. I had this condition for about 3 weeks, and like many others, just kept using lip balms, etc., until they just became annoying. Due to my personal history, I opted to treat this as a bacterial issue rather than fungal, so I utilized the dish soap/hydrogen peroxide/Q-Tip suggestion with vaseline, and it cleared up in about 4 days! Luckily I was able to wrap this around a weekend, where I didn't have to talk and smile all day at work, which helped alleviate the 'discomfort' during the healing. I also adhered to the suggestions to throw out old lip balms and santize toothbrushes to avoid contamination. I did buy some Vitamin B12 afterward to keep it under control, just because it sounded like sane and healthy advice. Although I take Vitamin D for my bones, I wasn't taking any regular multivitamins. Thanks, all.
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