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White Skin Plaques (Overview)

White skin plaques are raised white skin lesions. They can occur in a variety of diseases, but are commonly seen in psoriasis.


White Skin Plaques (Overview)

White skin plaques are raised white skin lesions. They can occur in a variety of diseases, but are commonly seen in psoriasis.


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Don't know if i want to use this fluoride stuff my dentist recommended to get rid of the hard white plaque stuff. Is it safe?

Don't know if i want to use this fluoride stuff my dentist recommended to get rid of the hard white plaque stuff. Is it safe?

Have hygienist scale: Fluoride strengthens teeth, especially while teeth are undergoing development in children. It has very little impact on white, soft plaque that has abosorbed the minerals in your saliva to become hardened (essentially fossilized) calculus. Don't try to brush this hard material away. It won't work and your gums may get damaged in the process. Get a hygienist to scale it off. Then floss daily! ...Read more

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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
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Avoid picking at them
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Have them removed if needed by a doctor
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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

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See dermatologist for check ups
2x year
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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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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the wound thoroughly
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If the wound is draining on its own, regularly change a dressing
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If it is not draining, or there is redness around it, see your doctor
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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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How to cure white skin patch?

How to cure white skin patch?

Difficult...: Dark patches can often be helped with medicine such as topical steroids or hydroxyurea, which can decrease pigment in the area. Unfortunately, once pigment is gone, in most cases it will not come back. Conditions such as vitiligo can be particularly challenging. Most people find make-up or even tatooing are more effective than "medical" treatments. ...Read more

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The disease of white skin is genetically inherited?

The disease of white skin is genetically inherited?

Vitiligo: If you are referring to vitiligo, as far as i know, the current thinking is that it is related to genetic defect in the immune system, but if you are asking if it can be passed down from a parent, I have never seen or heard of this. ...Read more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
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Use mild soap when washing the skin
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Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
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White skin in nose?

White skin in nose?

Lining change: If there is white tissue inside the nose then it usually is a lining change, squamous metaplasia, that forms on an area that is constantly irritated. It is a protective response. Often there are yellow to bloody crusts that cover these areas because this area no longer can clean itself. Suggest saline 3x daily followed by sesame oil. ...Read more

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Why do I have white skin under my eyes?

Why do I have white skin under my eyes?

Congenital?: If this has always been this way--then probably inherited. There are some skin diseases that can cause whitening of the skin. See a dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis. ...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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Skin Plaques (Definition)

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