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Could receiving a cortisone shot in my thumb joint for trigger thumb cause me to get a yeast infection?
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Unlikely, but
Unlikely, unless it was decadron/dexamethasone, which is water soluble, as opposed to other depot corticosteroids.
Though injected into a joint, Decadron immediately passes into the blood.

In brief: Unlikely, but
Unlikely, unless it was decadron/dexamethasone, which is water soluble, as opposed to other depot corticosteroids.
Though injected into a joint, Decadron immediately passes into the blood.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
In brief: Cortisone shot
The answer is no.
While taking cortisone orally (e.g., prednisone) could indeed predispose to a yeast infection, injecting it into a single joint affects only that joint. There will be no systemic side effects including yeast infections.

In brief: Cortisone shot
The answer is no.
While taking cortisone orally (e.g., prednisone) could indeed predispose to a yeast infection, injecting it into a single joint affects only that joint. There will be no systemic side effects including yeast infections.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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