Saturday, June 27, 2009

Treating aural plaques

#Aural plaques are whitish lesions on the inner surface of the ear. They are slightly raised, with a scaly appearance. One or both ears may be affected.

They are thought to be caused by infection with a papilloma (wart) virus and may be spread by biting flies. Aural plaques do not go away on their own and respond poorly to treatment.

But now research at the University of Minnesota suggests imiquimod can help clear the aural plaques and make the ears less sensitive.


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