Hydrocortisone IS a steroid -- you were correct about that one.
I was just saying that Clotrimazole isn't a steroid. Anti-fungals like clotrimazole aren't supposed to be used for very long, either, just like steroids, but for different reasons.
You were right to say that neither medicine is supposed to be used long-term, especially on the delicate lip area.
A move to a different climate often improves people's lips. Your move to a new country in March may help your lips more than you expect. So, even if you don't have all the answers for your lips by the time you are ready to leave India, stay hopeful.