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Does a steroid injection compromise your immune system

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Can steroids suppress your immune system too much and cause lung infections? I take prednisone to treat Ocular MG. XXXX YYYY@YYYY ...

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and inflamed. I just had an epidural steroid injection in my lower back (first one) a couple of weeks ago. Could my inflamed leg be a result of a compromised immune system from the shot? Thank you. Carolyn ...

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lasted almost a year. The major joint impacted is the knee and injected steroids have not been effective in reducing the inflammation. Can this be effective in changing the trajectory of the immune system s reaction ...

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then given a nplate injection. He registered at 7 on the 30. We then discussed to gradually reduce the steroids and move to 6mp. We gradually reduced the steroids then on the 2nd his counts had increased to 16 ...

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doctor1 MD

Hello and welcome to HCM, Long term steroid use suppresses immune system, thus, predisposing one to various infections especially opportunistic infections. Antibiotics will suppress the growth of particular micro-organism. Antibiotics will not interfere with the action of the steroids. However, they should be taken under supervision. Thanks and take care Dr Shailja P Wahal

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Hi, The duration for which a medicine stays in the system depends on which medicine was injected. The information that you have provided is inadequate to provide you a meaningful answer. Please help us with the name of the steroid injection so that we can help you. Regards, Dr. Prasad

doctor1 MD

Single injections of steroid should not affect fertility or pregnancy. Longer term injections can indirectly affect sperm motility and minorly decrease fertility. It all depends on how long the injections will go. If you would like to discuss in more detail and have a more personal discussion. Use our "Ask a Doctor" service and we will be with you right away. Thanks for coming to HealthCareMagic