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Does L-Lysine Help In Treating Shingles?

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Posted on Thu, 20 Oct 2016
Question: Hi, my best friend has developed shingles and an allergic reaction to the shingles. so shingles and a complicated rash. The health food store has recommended l-lysine to ease symptoms but as a nurse I know better than to just ship something off to her in good faith. I know it is an amino acid. Will that and any other supplements help her get thru this crisis? I will follow your advice, thank you, XXXXXXX YYYY@YYYY
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (12 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, this will be helpful to her!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this shingles attack that your friend has. It is rather unfortunate. Though most severe cases can be rescued and healing accelerated with rapid initiation of acyclovir, it remains a pretty concerning disease condition still. Lysine will help her in the recovery process though she can still fight here way through without necessarily using this. It is definitely not harmful in any way and we would rather enjoy the possible gains than miss out on them.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Chobufo Ditah (2 hours later)
Is there anything else that can be recommended?
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
At this time, no immediate additional recommendations!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

There are no additional recommendations at this time unless she gets a complication from her shingles. Keep me posted on her evolution and I will weigh in accordingly.

I wish your best friend a speedy recovery.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Does L-Lysine Help In Treating Shingles?

Brief Answer: Yes, this will be helpful to her! Detailed Answer: Hi and thanks so much for this query. I am so sorry to hear about this shingles attack that your friend has. It is rather unfortunate. Though most severe cases can be rescued and healing accelerated with rapid initiation of acyclovir, it remains a pretty concerning disease condition still. Lysine will help her in the recovery process though she can still fight here way through without necessarily using this. It is definitely not harmful in any way and we would rather enjoy the possible gains than miss out on them. I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.