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how much time does a kidney infection take to clear ?

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Dr. Ronald Shaw
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
One to two weeks: Your may feel better in a few days but you should finish your antibiotics as the infection may take one to two weeks to get better for a small infection and even longer for a significant infection.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

If I have a kidney infection is there any chance it will clear up on its own?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Possibly: If you drink plenty of fluids, such as cranberry juice to help acidify your urine, then it is possible. But generally, antibiotics are needed.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How long is it normal for a kidney infection take to clear up?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
7 - 14 days: Hence antibiotics 4 kidney infections are prescribed 4 at least 2 weeks.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How long does it take a kidney infection to clear up?

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Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 46 years experience
A few days: If someone with an uncomplicated bacterial UTI is given an antibiotic to which that the organism is sensisitve, it should clear up in a few days. Most antibiotic treatments are given 5-7 days. However, there are many reasons why it may not clear rapidly. Just a few are stones, poor bladder empyting, more aggressive organisms, bad kidney function, prior surgery on the urinary tract, etc.

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