Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Porphyria Cutanea Tarda Home Care

Home care for porphyria cutanea tarda includes:

  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Avoid iron supplements.
  • Avoid exposure to the sun.
    • Wear clothing that blocks the sun's rays.
    • Apply sunscreen that blocks UV radiation.
    • Wear a hat.
  • Take your medications as directed:
    • Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
    • Avoid running out of your medication. Refill your prescriptions early.
    • Don't stop taking your medication just because you feel better.
    • If you feel worse, talk to your doctor before you stop your medication.
    • Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.

Porphyria Cutanea Tarda Warning Signs

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Last Updated: Dec 23, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Porphyria Cutanea Tarda References
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