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Treatments for Scleroderma in Children

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Treatment for scleroderma:

Since there is no treatment for scleroderma itself, treatment is targeted to alleviate your child's symptoms. Components of your child's treatment may include:

  • nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) or corticosteroids to relieve pain
  • penicillamine to slow the skin thickening process and delay damage to internal organs
  • immunosuppressive medications, such as methotrexate
  • treating specific symptoms, such as heartburn and Raynaud phenomenon
  • physical therapy and exercise to maintain your child's muscle strength
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