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I had a bad staph infection under my arm that was treated yesterday. I have a burning pain shooting thru my shoulder arm and breast. Is this normal?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Staph infection...

...and other severe skin infections take at least a few days for symptoms to improve after starting antibiotics.
Sometimes the symptoms can get worse for a couple days before starting to improve. But to be safe, check with the doctor treating you. Good luck!

In brief: Staph infection...

...and other severe skin infections take at least a few days for symptoms to improve after starting antibiotics.
Sometimes the symptoms can get worse for a couple days before starting to improve. But to be safe, check with the doctor treating you. Good luck!
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