– Why would surgery near the site of a recent steroid shot injection, increase the risk of infection?

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Went for a consult about my back surgery. My surgeon wants to wait 4 weeks after my last steroid injection, due to risk of infection. Thinking about this 2 days after and My curiosity is getting to me.

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It’s not about being nearby, Steroids also reduce the activity of the immune system, which is the body’s natural defence against illness and infection.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/steroids/#:~:text=Steroids%20also%20reduce%20the%20activity,system%20mistakenly%20attacking%20the%20body.