Scleroderma | Treatment


How is scleroderma treated?

There is no cure for scleroderma. Localized scleroderma sometimes goes away on its own. Treatment usually focuses on relieving symptoms and preventing more damage to the skin and organs. Your doctor will choose the right treatment for you depending on your symptoms. If scleroderma is causing damage to internal organs, your doctor may work with other specialists to treat your condition. For example, if scleroderma is affecting your heart, your doctor may want to work closely with a cardiologist.

Your doctor may also recommend physical or occupational therapy to help you manage the pain.

Cosmetic surgery can sometimes help minimize the effects of scleroderma on your skin.

Written by editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 12/09