I've been reading this string for a while and believe it has some fantastic information. I too have been dealing with angular cheilitis for quite some time (roughly 5 years). Some times it was just a minor annoyance and some times it was extremely painful.
I purchased the Angular Chelitis foundation treatment quite a while ago and found that more than anything the dish soap just aggravated my sores. Having recently decided that I wanted to get rid of my AC, I decided to try the treatment again. Unfortunately, I had similar results; the dish soap dried the skin around my sores and aggravated them more than it necessarily healed them.
I went to my local doctor (well aware of how futile the various prescribed creams usually are) and was given a Nystatin Oral Suspension. I also purchased some Clotrimazole cream and used the two in concert with each other. After using both for 3 weeks I realized that no effect was being made.
Recently I purchased some tea tree oil and have been trying that route. The tea tree oil seems to dry out the sores and doesn't negatively impact the skin around the sores. However, after using the oil for 3 days, I really don't think any progress is being made.
I guess I'm appealing to the esteemed assembly for some possible help or advice. I'm currently talking B and Iron vitamins. I have a dermatologist appointment, but it's not until December. Furthermore, I really fear the derm will give me the same creams/ointments which haven't worked up to this point. Should I look to get a Nystatin creme rather than the oral suspension? Should I give the dish soap treatment another try?
I'm really at the end of the rope with AC and I just want to get rid of it so badly. Any thoughts/help would be appreciated. Thank you.