What are the treatment options for pruritus in systemic sclerosis (SSc)?

Updated: Nov 11, 2020
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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In pruritus, the following agents are sometimes helpful:

  • Camphor and menthol

  • Topical emollients

  • Psoralen UV-A (PUVA) treatment

  • UVA-1 phototherapy

In patients with calcinosis, surgery may be of some benefit, but healing time is often prolonged.


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