For Managing Dry, Stiff Skin
Skin Lotions and Emollients
You may be advised to use skin lotions to keep your skin moist and supple, as well as to decrease itching.
UVA-1 light therapy may be used as a treatment for localized scleroderma. It has not been useful for finger thickening and ulceration in systemic scleroderma.
For Managing Dry Eyes
Artificial tears can help lubricate dry eyes. There are many brands available.
For Managing Dry Mouth
Artificial saliva helps relieve dry mouth. These are available without a prescription.
For Managing Decreased Mobility Due to Stiffness of Skin and Joints
Scleroderma can interfere with your ability to comfortably move around. Stiffness of your skin and joints can greatly interfere with your ability to be active. Physical therapy may help you retain or regain mobility and ease of movement.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD, FAAP
- Review Date: 11/2016 -
- Update Date: 05/20/2015 -