Unfortunately, there are no treatments available to cure scleroderma. Similarly, no treatments have been proven to slow the progression of the disease or modify its course, although a number of medications are often prescribed in the hopes that they will achieve this goal.

Goals of treatment include:

  • Treating existing symptoms, such as Raynaud’s phenomenon, arthritis, high blood pressure, difficulty swallowing, among others.
  • Protecting the skin from further damage
  • Supporting you and your family so that you can learn to live with the effects of scleroderma

Treatment involves the following:

Surgery is done for complicated cases of scleroderma.