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Acute Porphyria Home Care
- Do not drink alcohol.
- Eat smaller meals more often.
- Eat a high-carbohydrate diet.
- Avoid exposure to the sun.
- Wear clothing that blocks the sun's rays.
- Apply sunscreen that blocks UV radiation.
- Wear a hat.
- Beta-carotene supplements
- As directed by your doctor
- Take prescribed medications as directed:
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