Whether you are a patient or visitor at West Hills Hospital & Medical center, we want your experience with us to be as pleasant as possible. We have provided helpful information to help you during your stay or while visiting a patient in the hospital.
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.
This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.
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