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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Skin Plaques

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Skin Plaques (Definition)

Skin plaques is a symptom in which a person has thickened, flat areas on part or all of his skin. Plaques may be due to psoriasis (an autoimmune skin disorder) ...Read more


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What is the most effective treatment for plaque psoriasis?

What is the most effective treatment for plaque psoriasis?

Depends: The answer depends on how extensive your psoraisis is. Topical agents play a role but if your disease is more extensive there are many old and new medications such as stelera, enbrel, Remicade (infliximab) or psorisis. Talk with your dermatologist or a rheumatologist for further answers. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for dental plaque?

What is the treatment for dental plaque?

Dental cleaning: The treatment of dental plaque involves the removal of plague from your teeth. This can be accomplished by manual or electric brushing and flossing your teeth. Visiting your dentist for a professional exam and cleaning is a excellent ideal to make sure you are doing an effective job of self maintaining your oral hygiene. ...Read more

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Starting Cicloporine for plaque psoriasis 30% covered. After treatment will my condition come back worse after a few weeks/months? I'm very nervous

Starting Cicloporine for plaque psoriasis 30% covered. After treatment will my condition come back worse after a few weeks/months? I'm very nervous

Communicate with you: Assuming you have a dermatologist, you need detailed communication. Typically you would transition to another treatment for long-term management. No, it will not rebound worse. Cyclosporine may get you off a crisis. But you may need only cream after a few months. Or you could go to methotrexate or Humira (adalimumab) or a number of others. Arthritis???? ...Read more

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Chol145, hdl44, ldl86, trigl96, bp120/80;strstest:+ischemia@8mets, ctangio:mixd plaque no stenosis, was given plavix (clopidogrel). What other treatment is needed?

Chol145, hdl44, ldl86, trigl96, bp120/80;strstest:+ischemia@8mets, ctangio:mixd plaque no stenosis, was given plavix (clopidogrel). What other treatment is needed?

Talk to ur doc: You very young. It will be important to determine why you have early plaques. Any autoimmune, obesity, smoking? Your lipid panel seems okay though the triglycerides are elevated. Fenofibrate may be considered for that or diet modification. ...Read more

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What's the best shampoo or treatment to use on scaling, plaque psoriasis on the scalp?

What's the best shampoo or treatment to use on scaling, plaque psoriasis on the scalp?

Many together.: Tar shampoo is very effective, but you need to clean the scalp first with a mild shampoo, and then use neutratar or a generic afterwards. Make sure you lather it and then let is stay on your scalp, perhaps 5m. I recommend the concommitant use of a zinc shampoo on your next washing. And alternate. ...Read more

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A 50 year old female's carotid ultrasound reported mild plaque. Her cholesterol etc. are good. Previously, she had high homocysteine level. Is any treatment needed at this time?

A 50 year old female's carotid ultrasound reported mild plaque. Her cholesterol etc. are good. Previously, she had high homocysteine level. Is any treatment needed at this time?

Carotid stenosis: We don't worry until "severe" description of the plaques, occluded 95%. At this point the risk increases for plaque to break off and cause a stroke. There is no indication to treat the "mild" condition. Be sure to control any hypertension, keep your cholesterol at goal, and take a 81mg Aspirin everyday after age 50 if you physician recommends it based on your risk factors. ...Read more

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Plaque (Definition)

A plaque is a broad, raised area on the skin. For example, patients with psoriasis have a lot of scaly plaques on their ...Read more