So kind of you to respond, thank you so much. Good points and yes I have had shingles altho only once on face have had it 3 times LOL. I am taking a probiotic daily and also using a baking soda mouth rinse that I made and using a Tom's toothpaste with no SLS or fluoride. Just for the heck of it added lysine to the usual B complex etc. Yes it could be stress, between my little dog's illness and my husband recently being hospitalized you could say I am stressed out
Its not in the area where I sometimes find myself biting my cheek.When dentist said I may have to have a biopsy I thought I would faint altho he did say he thinks its lichen planus. I figured if its still there when I go back for a dental cleaning perhaps I will let them do their little test which is not invasive I think its just a swab of some kind. Unfortunately I get panic attacks so easily about things like this altho in other situations I can be amazingly nonchalant compared to other people. Thanks again for the ideas
Patchouli [quote="karen joy"]Hi Patchouli, I have not experience this though have heard others with this concern. At this point it is my opinion that it is another of those labels that fit some similar appearances and the lack of any better label to offer. It seems it is one's own reaction to some unknown irritant and not a bacteria to combat. In this case I would look to stress, physical, mental, emotional. It is common for it to occur after major dental work, after some lag time. Am I remembering correctly that you used to get facial shingles? If not, my apologies. If so, I would definitely think your face/head may be where you carry stressful reactions...
If it were me I would look first to stress, than at this point work with Nettle leaf infusions for some time.