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Hi, Just checking to see if anyone has tried UVB light treatments for Morphea? I went in for my first treatment today, a whooping 12 seconds.


Take care, everyone.


Asthma 1998, Diabetes 2007, Morphea 2007, Fibromyalgia 2007.

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I was only in there for 10 seconds and got toasted very well. I did this for at least 6 months every other day increasing my time every other visit. Traveling was not fun but I was willing to try anything. The only thing I got out of that was a great tan, however now I have moles starting to pop up and they are watching me because of skin cancer. To be honest a tanning bed did just as well. I have noticed that every time I go to the beach and stay out in the sun that my morphea does seem to be a little better. It only last for a few days and I'm right back where I started. My morphea is very deep so it is being very hard to treat. Maybe it will help your area. Good luck.

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Here is some information on phototherapy treatments for morphea. There is one article on the effectiveness of UVB, but most seem to be on UVA.

Hope this provides you with a little information.

Big Hugs,

Janey Willis

ISN Support Specialist

(Retired) ISN Assistant Webmaster

(Retired) ISN News Director

(Retired) ISN Technical Writer for Training Manuals

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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