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Suggest treatment for shingles

Sep 2013
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I have been diagnosied with shingles. I just completed the Famvir (famciclovir family) course today. Doctor suggested me to take vivioptal vitamin supplement. I got to know that vivioptal is not suitable for vegetarians. I am a strict vegetarian (without onion, garlic and egg/fish), like vegan (but I consume milk products). Can you suggest some alternatives please. BTW, I have hair loss problem as well. So, please consider while prescribing.
Fri, 8 Aug 2014 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Het Ram Bishnoi 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
Vegetarian VITAMIN supplements .

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXX
Your doctor advised vivioptal for prevention of post Herpetic neuralgia.
I am advising some vegetarian supplements , you can take .
B1 sources are unrefined cereal and grains .
B2 milk
Niacin Yeast
B6 yeast . wheat , corn
Pantothenic acid yeast
Biotin Tomatoes
Folic acid ( iron) Leafy green vegetables
B12 Milk
Vitamin "C" CITRUS FRUITS leafy green vegetables
Vitamin E leafy green vegetables
All these are vegetarian sources . Non-vegetarian sources are also rich for these Vitamins.
Now for hairs loss : Take combination of biotin, calcium pantothenat, para-aminobenzoic acid, niacin, zinc, acetyl cystein tablets .
Dose One tablet two times in day for 6 -12 months .
Apply solution of Minoxidil, tretinoin & azelaic acid , available on chemist shop .
Apply all over head and over dry hairs .
Hope this information will help you.
If any question I will reply in follow up.
Good luck.
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Follow-up: Suggest treatment for shingles 7 hours later
I don't take yeast and mushroom based food as well. Can you suggest some alternatives.

If sources of vitamin in the kind of food I eat is not there. Can you please suggest some vitamin supplements. I live in XXXXXXX (but an XXXXXXX from XXXXXXX ). Hence kindly suggest few multi vitamin tablets as well sir. Eg: I am able to buy himalaya products online as well.
Thank you.

With kind regards,
Answered by Dr. Het Ram Bishnoi 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Nutritional products , vegetarian .

Detailed Answer:
Hello xxxx
Curd is rich source of B complex.
I am also writing about certain product of your interest BASED on vegetarian foods and herbal preparation .
Geriforte syrup and tablets , both available HIMALAYA COMPANY.
This is a general tonic and alleviate fatigue and boost the morale .
SEPTILIN SYRUP AND TABLETS DPS ===Himalaya immunomodulator .
In my opinion you have to use these products for long time but most safe and no side effects and above all good for health .
Good luck for you.
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Thank you doc... Very helpful.
Answered by Dr. Het Ram Bishnoi 2 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Vegetarian supplements

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXX.
Always welcome and god bless you.
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