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A 41-year-old member asked:

could it be bad to apply cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 everyday?

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Allergy and Immunology 14 years experience
Topical steroid meds: Long term use of topical steroid may cause thinning of your skin, striae, acne. If you need to use it for a long time, you should see a doctor to see why and if you need that medication for so long and get a correct diagnosis.

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Does a daily aspirin work to prevent heart attacks?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Yes: Studies have show that it helps just as does brushing and flossing teeth every night before bed!
A 21-year-old member asked:

Can a daily multivitamin alone provide the same high levels of antioxidants and zinc as the areds formulation?

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Dr. Fred Harvey
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Yes, but...: It would be tough to find. Even ones that are for eyes would be unlikely to have that level of nutrients. Some better vitamins that are 6 to 8 capsules per daily dose may contain enough.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Could people without heart disease benefit from taking a baby aspirin every day?

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Dr. Dominick Artuso
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Yes: A daily baby Aspirin can reduce the risk of heart attack in men and woman even with no history of heart disese.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

I'm taking 1 aspirin or ibuprofen almost each day. Is this safe?

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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Probably: Just be aware that ingesting any substance has risks. The risks associated with these meds are well studied and small, but have to be balanced against the reasons for taking them daily. Are they being taken for concrete reasons (they help with daily pain) or theoretical reasons (you think they help prevent future problems). If it's the latter, discuss with your doctor. They can help sort it out.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

I have dull pain in back and inside my left shoulder. Pain degree varies daily. What can this be?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Many possibilities: There are a number of possible causes to back and shoulder pain. Some of these include issues related to muscles, tendons, ligaments, bone, cartilage, and even intestinal, lung or heart issues. Having your physician obtain your history of this pain, and a thorough examination of you will narrow down the possible causes.

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