I think I have a very similar experience like yours.
I work out go to the gym and use protein suppliments.
My first out breaks caused when I was little like 13? and
it went and came back.
Later on it happened a few months ago..did some reseach... I thought it was herpes but I think its not since the last time I had it. it is going over for 2 months.(which herpes is not)
I live in new zealand right now and went to 2 hospitals.
the first one recommended me a cream called pimafucort - some \kind of steriod cream ..didn't work
went to a specialist...
the secend doctor recommended me a cream called 15 g micreme h cream which I am using now.
The out breaks are gone from the first cream but its only the redness that happens on my mouth corner which can be somewhat embaressing.
I'm curious if the dish wash and vaselline would work on the mouth corners which only have the redness(not cracked)
does anyone have any idea?
I'll keep on posting if the cream works out..
bid me luck!