Find out what treatments are available for Raynaud's
No drug has been developed that can stop the underlying process of scleroderma — the overproduction of collagen. But a variety of medications can help control scleroderma symptoms or help prevent complications. To accomplish this, these drugs may:
Blood pressure medications that dilate blood vessels may help prevent lung and kidney problems and may help treat Raynaud's disease.
Drugs that suppress the immune system, such as those taken after organ transplants, may help reduce scleroderma symptoms.
Medications such as omeprazole (Prilosec) 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 to prescribe stronger medications.