There is no cure for nodular nonsuppurative panniculitis. The patient may get well in a few weeks or months. Few treatments may help in improving the condition but not completely. Treatment is based on detailed patient history and symptoms occurring therein.
- Oral medications are prescribed that can help in altering the immune system and can also decrease overall inflammation, and can prevent local skin infections.
- Few medications may also improve the condition of the patient having nodular nonsuppurative panniculitis such as Chloroquine, Thalidomide, Cycloph, Ibuprofen and Indomethacin.
- If there occur ulcers, then dressings are applied to avoid any sort of infection. If nodular panniculitis becomes severe than systemic corticosteroids i.e., oral prednisone, is prescribed.
- Some of the treatments that can turn out to be beneficial are Mycophenolate mofetil, Thalidomide and Clofazimine. Antimalarials like hydroxychloroquine, antibiotics, dapsone, and immunosuppressive drugs like azathioprine and ciclosporin.
- Mild cases of nodular nonsuppurative panniculitis can be treated with pain relief medication like NSAIDS. Medication like cyclosporin A helps in improving the symptom of regression of subcutaneous nodes and also can be beneficial in improving overall health.
- Using phendimetrazine tartrate derivative antibiotic clofazimine helps in improving the condition at a slow pace.
- It is not necessary that the above medications may be effective for everyone. It may vary from person to person according to their symptoms and recovery response.
Idiopathic nodular panniculitis usually begins gradually,Abnormal bumps or masses (nodules) appear in the fatty layer under the skin (subcutaneous fat) of the legs, thighs and buttocks,In some patients, the arms, abdomen, and/or face may be involved
Malaise,Muscle pain,Abdominal pain
Pain relieving analgesics (e.g. NSAIDS),Antibiotics (e.g. dapsone, ceftriaxone),Immunosuppressants (e.g., azathioprine) or the antimalarial agent hydroxychloroquine,Additional corticosteroid treatment (e.g., prednisone)