Contraction of the jaw, tightening of the skin, cannot walk and confined to bed?
Female Age 52. She has Scleroderma and takes the following medication:Thyroxine, Folic Acid, Ferrous Sulphate, Nexium and Metotrexate. Symptoms -contraction of the jaw (mouth passage), tightening of the skin all over the body, Joint pains, loss of apetite, cannot walk and confined to Bed, Low Blood Count, passes Blood with feces and urine ( sometimes). Has a sore above the Buttocks which causes severe pain.
Your medication are perfect , only other option is taking vitamin and minerals supplements + physical therapy which can help you regain walking again
Buttocks sore is bed sores once you start physical therapy it will be fixed
All of these are manifestations of scleroderma .
The bed sore is due to immobilization and this needs high care by disinfecting and cleaning or debridement ..
Try seeing an osteopath for treating the jaw and some other joint pains..
Physiotherapy also can help.
you seem to have started to have bed sores because of being less mobile.
use water bed.
frequent change of position will help.
Proper nursing care and hygiene with daily dressing with mupirocin will be helpful.
Physiotherapy and symptomatic treatment are the only options for the other complaints.
bed sores and skin infection need good dressings and antibiotic treatment.
change the positions frequently.
apply local anti biotic creams
Multivitamins will be good
Physiotherapy is a must
Continues changing position is mandatory
Why she is confined to bed?!!!
She needs care, good hygiene, continous dressing for the sore until it heals