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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Why is it important to complete an entire course of antibioitcs to treat a kidney infection?

 Why is it important to complete an entire course of antibioitcs to treat a kidney infection?

Here are some...: Real infection of kidneys has been known to involve the thick heterogeneous kidney tissue which poses more difficulty for antibiotics to penetrate to kill germs thoroughly as opposed to UTI limited to bladder and urethra. Chiefly, experience has proved the adequate length of using antibiotics for the infection at different organs by different germs. But personal immunity also plays important role. ...Read more

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Can a kidney infection get better without Antiboitics?

Can a kidney infection get better without Antiboitics?

Possibly: If the infection was associated with a kidney stone and the infection was proximal to it (above) then antibiotics may not be needed. ...Read more

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How long being on amoxicillin for a kidney infection before i start noticing improvement? I've had. 6 doses and a dose of IV antiobiotic . Strep bacte

How long being on amoxicillin for a kidney infection before i start noticing improvement? I've had. 6 doses and a dose of IV antiobiotic . Strep bacte

Pyelonephritis: If you have not had a longer period of treatment than it may be several days or more before the inflammation in your kidneys begins to recede and your symptoms diminish. Your prior question did not indicate how few doses you have had. Symptomatic improvement can lag significantly behind elimination of the causative agent. ...Read more

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How can I treat a kidney infection?

How can I treat a kidney infection?

Antibiotics: A patient with a kidney infections (pyelonephritis) should be treated with an appropriate antibiotic and be kept well hydrated after being seen by a physician. Depending on the situation this can be done in the hospital or at home however, if a patient is not improving on a given regimen then the treatment must be re-evaluated promptly. ...Read more

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What are the signs and how can you treat kidney infection?

What are the signs and how can you treat  kidney infection?

What symptoms: Need more information about your symptoms. Do you have your urinary frequency, urgency or pain with urination. If so these could be consistent with bladder or urinary tract infection. If positive this can be treated with a course of antibiotics usually seven to ten days. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a kidney infection?What can happen if not treated? I think i might have something like that.

What are the symptoms of a kidney infection?What can happen if not treated? I think i might have something like that.

Several: One could experience painful urination, frequency, blood in the urine, back pain, feverish, a possible odor to the urine, the feeling of urgency, etc. If the infection was not treated, then it could progress to a more serious infection such as urosepsis, and/or hydronephrosis, etc. Get evaluated and treated best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more