When I get whatever bug is going around, there are generally related problems. Right now, I am having to deal with the bacteria in my eyes blooming, and infection in my gums, and nasal congestion. I would imagine that this is common with porphyria, as the liver is already bogged down dealing with enzyme problems and the resultant toxins. How can it also handle the cold, or whatever I’ve got?
A doctor told me what to do when the bacteria in my eyes blooms. Buy cosmetic cotton squares, put baby shampoo on one & gently wipe around the inside of the eye lids. This will kill the bacteria & no burn, in the process. Now, whenever my eyes have gunk in them, I wash with baby shampoo & the problem is gone in a day or two.
For the sore gums, I rinse a couple times a day with salt water. This works in a day or two, also. Because of the constant chewing of dextrose, I brush 2-3 times a day, to prevent cavities.
For the nasal problems, I start the day with Allegra, then I use a Neti pot with purified water, not tap water. Later in the day, I cover my head with a towel while holding my head over a steaming bowl of water with eucalytus oil. After a while, I use Flonase. In the evening, I use the bowl of steaming water.
Of course, while going through all this, my intake of dextrose increases.