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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Straw
45 years experience Family Medicine
Kidney Infection: Kidney infections characterized by fever and flank pain require antibiotic treatment. If severe, hospitalization can be necessary. A urine culture is ... Read More
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Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Kidney infection: A kidney infection is more severe than a bladder infection. Symptoms usually include fever, shaking chills, back pain, and nausea or vomiting. Treatme ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
21 years experience Urology
Well, not good...: But it may be okay. It really depends on which antibiotic you have been prescribed. To be safe, i would recommend laying off of the drinking until y ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gross
45 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney infection: usually associated with pain frequency and burning of urination Need to get a urine culture to make sure there is no infection
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
47 years experience Pediatrics
Underlying cause?: The biggest issue when a baby has a urinary tract infection is to determine whether he has an underlying reason for the infection. Normal ultrasound ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Not my first choice: Uti's or kidney infections require meds that concentrate in the kidneys or bladder. I like using Bactrim or Cipro (ciprofloxacin) as they are generic ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Tucker
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: It may help with pain and inflammation while passing a stone. It will not treat the infection.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not enough info.: A lot more information (like drug sensitivities) would be needed to comment on which antibiotics would be appropriate for you.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Lots of fluids: Most kidney infections are rather serious, and I'm not sure what to make of a "small" one. Maybe you only have a lower urinary tract (bladder) infecti ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
Check with your doct: By four days you should really be feeling better. We usually see a clinical improvement within 48 hours. This could be because of the infection so che ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Several: A kidney infection is different from a bladder infection (cystitis). It has gone higher up the urinary tract. For this reason, symptoms my be differ ... Read More
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