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Believe in power of prayer. Will it work for kidney infections?

Believe in power of prayer. Will it work for kidney infections?

No: While i don't want to discourage anyone's belief in prayer, kidney infections can be serious infections and need antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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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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Can nerve impingment make it feel like you have kidney infection? Went to E.R. and Kidneys work normally. Can this radiate to the front?

Can nerve impingment make it feel like you have kidney infection? Went to E.R. and Kidneys work normally. Can this radiate to the front?

Yes.: While a pinched nerve would not give you other signs of a kidney or bladder infection (blood or pus in the urine, painful urination, etc) the back or abdomen pain could mimick a kidney problem. Pinched nerves in the thoracic spine are usually a diagnosiss of exclusion as we do worry about lots of conditions if you have back or abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Amoxicillin for kidney infection. How long does this take to work?

Amoxicillin for kidney infection. How long does this take to work?

Depends: It wont necessarily work. Depends on what bug is causing the infection in the first place. ...Read more

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How long does it take for macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) to work for a kidney infection ?

How long does it take for macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) to work for a kidney infection ?

Usually 24-48 hours: Meanwhile you should drink plenty of fluids and take OTC Azo for the burning on urination. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can Macrobid work for kidney infection? That's what I'm prescribed but I was told it's usually only prescribed for bladder infections. Thanks!

Can Macrobid work for kidney infection? That's what I'm prescribed but I was told it's usually only prescribed for bladder infections. Thanks!

It might be semantic: Macrobid is nitrofurantoin, an older antibiotic which is quite effective in uncomplicated urinary tract infections (of the bladder). You are correct that it should not be used for pyelonephritis, a true infection of the kidney. But "kidney infection" is used loosely, and often any UTI is called a kidney infection. If you do have pyelonephritis, other antibiotics should be prescribed. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for ciprofloxacin work to get rid of a kidney infection?

Pyelonephritis : A two week course of the appropriate antibiotic is generally deemed sufficient to treat pyelonephritis (a kidney infection. ...Read more

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Can you have anti ssdna in your blood a month b4 showing symptoms of a kidney Infection? I had the lab work for lupus but I think ssdna from infection

Can you have anti ssdna in your blood a month b4 showing symptoms of a kidney Infection? I had the lab work for lupus but I think ssdna from infection

See details: The single stranded DNA is not a specific testing and is not ordered by any rheumatologist. The double stranded DNA is the one with clinical significance. ...Read more

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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