A 38-year-old male asked:
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had 1st ever cortisone shot in local muscle of lower back 2dy ago should i worry about immune sys like riding subway, restaurant & catching something.

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Dr. Robert Milam
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Steroids: This is a good question. While steroids do impair the immune system, i don't anticipate a true risk of making you more susceptible for infections, unless you have some other underlying disease.
Answered on Mar 31, 2014

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