Scleroderma Treatment

Treatment will depend on your symptoms, your age, and your general health. Treatment may include:

  • Nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory medications or corticosteroids, to relieve pain
  • Penicillamine, to slow the skin thickening process and delay damage to internal organs
  • Immunosuppressive medications, such as methotrexate
  • Treatment of specific symptoms, such as heartburn and Raynaud’s phenomenon
  • Physical therapy and exercise, to maintain muscle strength
  • Talk with your health care providers about the risks, benefits, and possible side effects of all medications.

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