i too think the problem is the immune system.
my situation getting better with the fermented cod liver oil and sun(vitamins a d k2) and it is connect to the immune system and all what longterm wrote about t cells and all the other Science stuff.
Vitamin A deficiency impairs innate immunity by impeding normal regeneration of mucosal barriers damaged by infection, and by diminishing the function of neutrophils, macrophages, and natural killer cells. Vitamin A is also required for adaptive immunity and plays a role in the development of T both-helper (Th) cells and B-cells. In particular, vitamin A deficiency diminishes antibody-mediated responses directed by Th2 cells, although some aspects of Th1-mediated immunity are also diminished.
neutrophils is polymorphonuclear neutrophils (or PMNs)that longterm mentioned(even thogh the slight diffrent names it belong under that term). this is what kills the bad things like bacteria but only if the immune system works well.adequate vitamin a is nedded according to what i grasp from this text but there's probably more factors(nutrient or others)
another thing about Neutrophils(polymorphonuclear neutrophils (or PMNs)) remember all the talks about stopping inflamation?
than see this
Neutrophils are a type of phagocyte and are normally found in the blood stream. During the beginning (acute) phase of inflammation, particularly as a result of bacterial infection, environmental exposure, and some cancers, neutrophils are one of the first-responders of inflammatory cells to migrate towards the site of inflammation. They migrate through the blood vessels, then through interstitial tissue, following chemical signals such as Interleukin-8 (IL-8), C5a, fMLP and Leukotriene B4 in a process called chemotaxis. They are the predominant cells in pus, accounting for its whitish/yellowish appearance.
Neutrophils are recruited to the site of injury within minutes following trauma and are the hallmark of acute inflammation.
i assume that for some reason the Neutrophils dont succeed to kill what they should, that reason is that something in them is defect or that they are not enough in numbers. maybe longterm, when you taking the anti fungal it is doing what normal immune system need to do(with noraml fanctioning Neutrophils for exampel) ,and the anti fungal just mimic normal body defence(probably the body can do it better). when you will stop the anti fungal, if the ec then returns this will show us that there is a problam with the immune system, becuse if the anti fungus which kills fungus,cured your lips while taking them,and lips return to ec after stoping them, this is indicate that the immmune system which responsible for doing this role is not doing it's job.