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can drinking alcohol cause kidney infections

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
No you can not: No you do not get kidney infection by drinking alcohol.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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No connection : There is likely no connection, other than that your drinking may have stopped your antibiotic from working on a preexisting kidney infection. If you a ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: But would suggest not doing this for a couple of reasons. Alcohol in the blood stream inhibits several functions of the white blood cells which eat b ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
Kidney infections: The cause of kidney infections is generally by two different routes. 1) an ascending infection that arises from the lower urinary tract (bladder, ure ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
Complex case: Frequent kidney infx r assoc w/ certain types of kidney stones (struvite, "staghorn" calculi) or anatomic abnormalities like ureteral valve reflux or ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
40 years experience Urology
Not soft drinks: Soft drinks will not cause kidney infections. Congenital abnormalities of the urinary tract, stones, obstruction, reflux, poor bladder emptying, infre ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Flow of urine: Natural flow of urine helps in eliminating bacteria. It also formation of crystals due to salts in urine and some medications.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
22 years experience Urology
Maybe: It depends which antibiotic you have been prescribed. To be safe, i'd recommend laying off of the drinking until your infection has cleared.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Not smart: Alcohol can inactivate antibiotics if both in stomach at same time. Alcohiol is also irritating to bladder. However single glass of wine at least 2 ho ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marion Mcfarland
47 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: One or 2 glasses.

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