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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


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I have multiple under the skin "cysts" or plaques (1-2 cm)" on the penile shaft around glans. I am otherwise normal. What are treatments? Thanks.

I have multiple under the skin "cysts" or plaques  (1-2 cm)" on the penile shaft around glans. I am otherwise normal. What are treatments? Thanks.

Cysts/Penile Shaft: If the patient remains asymptomatic, and generally, it does not get in the way with either urinary or sexual function no treatment is necessary. The only time that you need to get rid of sebaceous cyst on shaft is when there is complication caused by trauma or infection and this would require surgery. ...Read more

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Tiny flat plaques all over my abdomen where I exposed skin while sunbathing in 60s. What are these skin abnormalities?

Tiny flat plaques all over my abdomen where I exposed skin while sunbathing in 60s. What are these skin abnormalities?

Fungal infection: Body fungus - tinea does not tan with sunbathing appears white compared to normal skin. If these have scale might have in addition seborrhic dermatitis. Use tgel shampoo to bathe avoid anti bacterial soap and use over the counter anti fungal creams twice daily. Orally take 1 clove of garlic chopped up in pieces swallow with water like pills will clear gut which might also have fungus. ...Read more

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Are there tests for plaque size?

Are there tests for plaque size?

Coronary Calcium....: The best non-invasive test for measuring the amount of heart disease and consequently estimating an individual's risk is a coronary calcium score performed on a ct scanner. This test should be used in women over 50 and men over 40 with at least 1 CAD risk factor. Talk to your doctor. It is inexpensive, non-invasive and painless. ...Read more

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What is done for plaque psoriasiswhats?

What is done for plaque psoriasiswhats?

Topical therapy: Treatment depends on the size and number of the placques. One or a few can be treated with topical agents to decrease the thickness of the placque and treat the inflammation. Topical steroids and vitamin d is a current successful combination. Intralesional steroids or topical steroids under occlusion may also be used. ...Read more

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What is plaque and why is it so harmful?

What is plaque and why is it so harmful?

Dental plaque: Treatment for dental plaque will reduce the risk for dental caries (cavities) and gingivitis. Regular brushing and flossing reduces that chance that plaque will damage the tooth enamel. Professional dental cleaning removes plaque and tartar that cannot be removed by brushing and flossing. Professional cleaning, performed once or twice a year, lso can prevent the build-up of plaque. ...Read more

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Could you define plaque arterioscleosis?

Could you define plaque arterioscleosis?

Check out this link.: Best wishes! http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/conditions/cholesterol/whycholesterolmatters/atherosclerosis_ucm_305564_article.Jsp#maincontent.

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What is plaque and what causes it to form?

What is plaque and what causes it to form?

Saliva deposits: Dental tooth plaque is formed from deposits from your saliva. Some people have more such deposits than other people. It is a factor of your saliva. You can do proper toothbrushing to prevent a build-up of plaque deposits on your teeth. You can also use listerine plaque preventive mouthwash, which helps reduce the build-up with proper toothbrushing. If you get a lot of plaque go to the dentist. ...Read more

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