Using shortcodes in the front end FAQ

Shortcodes such as wpmu dev white label videos or image captions won't work in the front end FAQ so my question is... is there a work around to execute a shortcode within a shortcode?

As a short term solution i'm executing the shortcodes i need individually and then copying the html output into the faq, but a better solution would be desirable. Maybe a php function we can use in a template?