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    Suggest treatment for shingles

Yes. I am diabetic but it is controlled. I just ha a Shingles outbreak..1st I am 65. I cannot take the Valtrac prescribed..bad side effects. I read I can take lysine supplements, which might help. Then I read not tomtake if there are kidney problems. My kidney function is not 100%.Advice?
Tue, 3 Feb 2015
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lysine does not get excreted by the kidney. Clinical studies have shown beneficial effect in the treatment of shingles and hence can be used safely.
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