Scleroderma (Dermatological) Treatments

There is no cure for scleroderma, but there are treatments to help you feel more comfortable and to slow the progression of the disease.

Treatments for dermatological scleroderma include:

  • Immunosuppression medications: These slow down the processes of skin thickening and organ damage
  • Corticosteroid medications: These reduce inflammation and relieve pain.
  • Physical therapy: Exercise can maintain range of motion and muscle strength when skin is thick and stiff.

Other treatments can address specific symptoms of systemic scleroderma, such as proton pump inhibitors for heartburn or diuretics and other medications for heart failure.