Category Archives: Allergy

Coffee, coffee, coffee…well, not any more

I’ve known for a long time that coffee is not compatible with porphyria.  But, I really like coffee and was able to get away with it for a long time.   I’ve become so sensitive to it, that I had to … Continue reading

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Sinus Infection – air filters and hydrogen peroxide to the rescue

One of my weaknesses is sinus infections.  I am allergic to many things and exposure causes my sinuses to be unhappy; then an infection sets in. For a long time, I have been relying in saline spray (Ocean brand from … Continue reading

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Cat dander

So many allergies.  And, I really like animals, too.  It would be easier if I didn’t like animals…nah, can’t see it.   Anyway, there is a cat temporarily in the house; and, I have been getting sicker & sicker.   I’ll have … Continue reading

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Dryer Sheets

Dryer sheets cause an itchy rash & bomb my system.  We figured this out about a year or so ago.  What a bother.  So, we have someone staying with us & they use dryer sheets.  I did not realize this … Continue reading

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Caught a cold

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 … Continue reading

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Allergy Season

Arrghh…it is that time of year again.  Everything is blooming & beautiful.  I’ve got half my veggies in and the pollen sky rockets!   But, you know, when we were setting records with pollen counts over 8,000, I did not feel … Continue reading

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