Just wanted to tel you a few things that you already figured out.
Candida and dysbiosis is a beast, beast that can not be fixed in 1 week.
While your treatment may fix the problem on your lips, do not forget that your lips are just a red light on a dash board, and that the real problem is inside your digestive tract, inside your liver, inside your intestines and your kidneys.
While you may be able to successfully treat infection on your lips with diluted Epsom Salts ... it will do nothing for your liver, your intestines and the rest of your body.
Once you fix the dysbiosis and candida on the internal level, your lips will become immune to candida, and candida will never again be able to cause infection on your lips.
99.9% of people have lips 100% immune to candida. Somehow, because of internal problems caused by medications, your lips have lost that immunity.
To make them immune again, you have to work from the inside, or yor topical treatment will loose effectiveness after some time.
And, remember, we all have candida in our saliva. You can not eradicate candida 100%. It is suppose to be there! But, we also have hundreds of bacteria species in our saliva, and they are suppose to be there too.... but once that balance have been shaken ... it can take time to bring mouth microbiota to a perfect balance, where bacteria populations kees candida population under control. It is impossible to fix mouth microbiota without fixing microbiota of the intestines, as they all belong to the same body!
Candida is not suppose to cause problems and infections! That candida beast has been created by Antibiotics , artificial hormones and other prescription meds!
Never again take any form of artificial hormones (p-pill, IUD), or you will never fix candida problem.