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Alternative Names Acute intermittent porphyria; Hereditary coproporphyria; Congenital erythropoietic porphyria; Erythropoietic protoporphyria Treatment Some of the medicines used to treat a sudden (acute) attack of porphyria may include: Hematin given through a vein ( intravenously ) Pain medication Propranolol to control the heartbeat Sedatives to help you feel sleepy and less anxious Other treatments may include: Beta-carotene supplements Chloroquine Fluids and glucose to boost carbohydrate levels, which helps limit the production of porphyrins Removal of blood (phlebotomy) Depending on the type of porphyria you have, your doctor may tell you to: Avoid all alcohol Avoid drugs that may trigger an attack Avoid injuring the skin Avoid sunlight as much as possible and use sunscreen when outside Eat a high-carbohydrate diet Support Groups Expectations (prognosis) Porphyrias are life-long diseases with symptoms that come and go. Some forms of the disease cause more symptoms than others. Proper treatment and avo...
Generic Name: EMOLLIENTS - TOPICAL Diaper Rash Relief Top Uses
This medication has 2 types of ingredients (emollient,
keratolytic) that work together to treat or prevent dry, rough, scaly, itchy
skin (e.g., eczema, keratosis, xerosis). Dry skin is caused by a loss of water
in the upper layer of the skin. Emollients are substances that soften and
moisturize the skin and decrease itching and flaking. Emollients/moisturizers
work by forming an oily layer on the top of the skin that traps water in the
skin. Petrolatum, lanolin, mineral oil, and dimethicone are common
Lactic acid, salicylic acid, and urea are keratolytics.
They increase moisture in the skin by softening/dissolving the horny substance
(keratin) holding the top layer of skin cells together. This helps the dead
skin cells fall off and helps the skin keep more water in. Higher strengths of
urea are used to treat corns, callous, and some nail problems (e.g., ingrow...
Generic Name: BACITRACIN - TOPICAL Pronounced: (BAS-i-TRAY-sin) Rash Relief Antibacterial Top Uses
This medication is used to prevent minor skin infections
caused by small cuts, scrapes, or burns. Bacitracin works by stopping the
growth of certain bacteria. It belongs to a class of drugs known as
This antibiotic only prevents bacterial infections. It
will not work for virus or fungus infections. Unnecessary use or overuse of any
antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
Do not use this product over large areas of the body. Do
not use it for serious skin infections. Ask your doctor first before using this
product for serious skin injuries (such as deep or puncture wounds, animal
bites, serious burns). A different treatment may be necessary for these types
of conditions. Consult your doctor for more information.
If you are self-treating with this medication, it is
important to read the package instructions...
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