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There is currently no cure for scleroderma however several treatment options exist to mitigate the symptoms of the disease:

  • Blood pressure medications that dilate blood vessels may help prevent lung and kidney problems.
  • Drugs that suppress the immune system, such as those taken after organ transplants, may help reduce scleroderma symptoms.
  • Medications can relieve symptoms of acid reflux.
  • Antibiotic ointment, cleaning and protection from the cold may help prevent infection of fingertip ulcers caused by Raynaud's disease.
  • Regular influenza and pneumonia vaccinations can help protect lungs that have been damaged by scleroderma.
  • If over-the-counter pain relievers don't help enough, you can ask your doctor about stronger medications.


Surgery is a last resort to treat complications from scleroderma.

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