Newly Diagnosed: Treatment Strategies for Scleroderma

While there is no cure for scleroderma yet, there are therapeutic approaches that can help to ease symptoms and improve quality of life. Experimental treatments are also being explored that could prove beneficial for patients. Check out the information below to explore more about therapeutic strategies your doctor may recommend and what therapies are in the pipeline for potential future use.

Approved Treatments

Treatments are available that can help scleroderma patients manage symptoms and conditions associated with the disease. Approved therapies include topical treatments to manage skin symptoms, pain relief medications, anti-inflammatory agents, antifibrotics, and immunosuppressants.

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Experimental Treatments

Research is ongoing to identify new therapies that may treat and manage scleroderma. Therapies currently in development range from those that may help to alleviate symptoms to those that could treat the underlying cause of the disease.

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Non-drug Treatments

Other therapeutic approaches, such as phototherapy and physical therapy, may be able to help alleviate some of the symptoms of scleroderma, reduce pain, and improve mobility, as well as maintain, or even improve, quality of life.