Ways to treat and manage your symptoms
Morphea usually goes away without treatment, though it may leave scars or areas of discolored skin. Until your condition clears up, you may want to pursue treatment that helps control your signs and symptoms.
Treatment options include:
If any contractures of joints occur, surgery and long-term physiotherapy can be of use. Plastic surgery may be a possible form of treatment for deeper forms of morphoea, in particular en coup de sabre. At all times, the side effects of treatment versus the condition itself must be weighed up by the patient and his or her doctor. If the disease is mild or not progressing then it may be appropriate not to apply or take specific therapy. In extensive morphoea or when there is interference with growth, as can occur in childhood, then treatment should be much more intensive.