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19 Jul 2006

my mother has shingles and her gp prescribed Zelitrex 500g
2 tablets 3 time a day for 7 days

I was advised by a health shop that she must take L-Lysine 100mg (amino acids)

can she take both together ?
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01 Jan 0001

Hi Linda
Yes she can.
"boereraat" - capsicum cream ( used for arthritis) helps for the pain
Try to keep the lesions clean and prevent infection.
She may bath by the way.
Also remember that the wet lesions ( blisters) can give kiddies chickenpox...
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