There is no cure for sarcoidosis, but there are several effective treatments, depending on the severity of the condition.
In nearly half the cases, symptoms of sarcoidosis disappear on their own. Your physician may employ “watchful waiting,” with periodic monitoring checkups, including:
- Chest X-rays
- Eye exams
- Skin exams
- Imaging of any other organs that are involved, such as the liver or heart
For symptoms that persist or become more severe, other treatments may be helpful, including:
- Medication to reduce inflammation, such as:
- TNF-alpha inhibitors
- Supplemental oxygen
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
In about one-third of sarcoidosis cases, scarring and damage to the lung can be severe. In that case, a lung transplant may be recommended.