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What is the definition or description of: Skin plaques?

What is the definition or description of: Skin plaques?

Skin plaques: Skin plaques. Skin is the outermost tissue that covers a person's body. A plaque is broad, raised lesion on the skin. ...Read more

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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I have a lump on the bottom of my tongue. It's not painful and it has what seems to be a white head, the color of plaque. Should I worry?

I have a lump on the bottom of my tongue. It's not painful and it has what seems to be a white head, the color of plaque. Should I worry?

Don't panic: The area below the tongue has a high density of salivary glands. Sounds like you may have an occluded salivary gland. Sometimes these occlusions clear on there own with salivary secretions. They tend to occur when you are dehydrated. Drink lots of water. And see your dentist for an examination of the bump ...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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What causes blood plaques?

What causes blood plaques?

Can't answer: Not sure what is meant by blood plaques. Do you mean blood clots or cholesterol (atherosclerotic) plaques? The general process is damage - either acute or chronic - to the lining of the blood vessel with adherence of platelets, inflammation and subsequent plaque. ...Read more

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What are calcified plaques?

What are calcified plaques?

See details: They are atherosclerotic deposits in artery walls that contain calcium. This suggest long standing significant arteriosclerosis. ...Read more

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How can I remove plaque or tartar?

How can I remove plaque or tartar?

Cleaning: At home by brushing and flossing and visiting your dentist for your regular cleaning. ...Read more

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How to remove plaque from teeths in home?

How to remove plaque from teeths in home?

Brush and floss: Proper tooth brushing and the use of dental floss will remove plaque if used both properly and for a sufficient length of time. This should take the average person about 2 minutes which seems short unless you start timing it. Check to see how long it takes you. After about 24 hours, the plaque builds up mineral deposits called calculus and only a dentist or dental hygienist can remove it. ...Read more

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What is the difference between plaque and tartar?

What is the difference between plaque and tartar?

Soft versus hard: Dental plaque is a soft material composed of a large variety of bacteria and other microorganisms that form a biofilm covering the outer surfaces of a tooth. This plaque can harden and become tarter (or dental calculus) which is often tightly adhered to tooth structure. ...Read more

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How do you tell what plaque type you have without an angiogram?

How do you tell what plaque type you have without an angiogram?

Need more info: I am not sure about your question. Plaques are usually formed by abnormal accumulation of different versions of cholesterol that are affected by many factors like diabetes, hypertension, smoking, genetics, meds, etc. They cause trouble more based on location and age of the plaque (older can be more stable), as well as these other factors, than by a certain type. ...Read more

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Hi drs. Will cholesterol meds. Take away plaque that's built up? Thanks to all

Hi drs. Will cholesterol meds. Take away plaque that's built up? Thanks to all

Plaque: Some studies demonstrate plaque regression with statin cholesterol lowering drugs. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to reverse plaque build-up in the small arterioles through diet/exercise?

Are there any ways to reverse plaque build-up in the small arterioles through diet/exercise?

Depends: If it is early disease, maybe but will need extensive nutritional supplementation & dietary changes. For advanced disease will need chelation, oxidative therapies which are quite effective. ...Read more