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A 40-year-old member asked:

I received depo-medrol shot yesterday for a skin rash; am i now immunocompromised?

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Dr. Paige Gutheil
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Usually no issue: Technically yes, steroids decrease an immune response, but it is usually not an issue when you are generally healthy and taking care of yourself in terms of healthy diet, rest, exercise, etc.
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