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How long dose Cortisone stay in the blood stream?

i have had 5 cortisone injection in a 2 month period one in each knee, one in each hip and a spinal epidural My hair is thin terribly the hair on my legs and under my arms is not growing. how long before the cortisone is out of my system and will my hair grow back Cathy
Fri, 30 Mar 2018
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Hello,

The effect of the cortisone which is to reduce swelling and provide pain relief may take 24 to 48 hours to take effect.

The duration of action of cortisone is very variable but it usually works for about 1 to 2 months.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Penchila Prasad Kandikattu
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