Symptoms of Scleroderma

Scleroderma has many symptoms which helps doctors diagnose the nature and severity of this skin disease and makes it easier for them to recommend the right treatment option for its cure. These symptoms are as follows:

  • Skin of fingers and toes turns bluish
  • Loss of hair
  • Skin becomes hard
  • Skin develops light and dark patches
  • Skin becomes inflexible
  • Fingers, hands, and forearm becomes tight
  • Lumps form within the skin
  • Fingertips or toes get ulcer formation
  • Skin on the face becomes tight and mask-like
  • Pain in joints
  • Feet become numb and start hurting
  • Finger and joints become stiff and swell up, causing pain
  • Pain in the wrist
  • Dry cough
  • Difficulty breathing causing one to gasp for air
  • Eating causes dilation
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Esophageal reflux
  • Heartburning
  • Controlling bowel movements becomes challenging