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    Tip: Don't get cortisone shots during cold/flu season

    I'm never sick. Last week I got a cortisone shot in my left shoulder for my DCO. It turns out that cortisone inhibits your immune system and now I'm sick as a dog!

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    Very unlikely a local corticosteroid injection would have any impact on the immune system. Immunosuppresion only occurs when people like systemic steroids for a long time.

    Your cold is probably just a coincidence.
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    I imagine the steroid shot can result in some systemic steroid effects that include depressed immune system. This would be easy to tell if someone had rash / allergies, and whether those cleared up temporarily.

    I don't know what DCO is, but you probably should avoid steroid shots, as they can weaken connective tissue.
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    Originally Posted by paul0616 View Post
    I imagine the steroid shot can result in some systemic steroid effects that include depressed immune system. This would be easy to tell if someone had rash / allergies, and whether those cleared up temporarily.

    I don't know what DCO is, but you probably should avoid steroid shots, as they can weaken connective tissue.
    He had an intra-articular corticosteroid injection - unlikely to have systemic effects like I said.

    Also, steroids only cause connective tissue weakening if they are constantly applied locally for a long period of time, one shot won't do anything - the benefits far outweigh the risks, so stop telling people to avoid them please. If they are under the supervision of a doctor, corticosteroids are perfectly safe.
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    Corticosteroids suppresses you immune system and hence chances of getting infection is high. So dont take those shots in flu season
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    ^^ Do you not read the thread before you post in it? He had ONE intra-articular injection, which means it was very short-term LOCAL therapy. Had he been taking higher dose oral corticosteroids for a while, then you may consider immunosuppressive effects.
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