Early facial changes associated with sclerodermaUploader: Kayden 30 days ago Subscribe 4900
People should dress warmly, wear gloves, and keep their head warm. The cells do not turn off as they should and end up making too much collagen. Second, the outer layer of the skin usually has fatty substances that moisten the skin. Int J Rheum Dis. These guidelines were not intended to replace the judgment of the clinician but to present expert opinion with flexibility in actual decision making. Immunosuppressive drugs, such as mycophenolate mofetil and, in severe cases, cyclophosphamideare used to treat lung inflammation. Author manuscript; available in PMC Apr 1. Typical facial features associated with SSc include telangiectases, a beak-shaped nose and reduced aperture of the mouth microstomy. Use gloves when using any substances that are rough on the hands.