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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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If you drink soda is it bad for u with the kidney infection?

If you drink soda is it bad for u with the kidney infection?

No soda with UTI: Carbonated beverages, especially those with caffeine, are bladder irritants and are best avoided when a person has a urinary tract infection (UTI). ...Read more

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I continue to have reoccurring uti's that turn into kidney infections so fast...I drink no soda. But I'm a sweet tea addict. I don't know what to do.

I continue to have reoccurring uti's that turn into kidney infections so fast...I drink no soda. But I'm a sweet tea addict. I don't know what to do.

Kidney stones: There is generally an answer to explain redurrent utis. Have it checked out. Because you spoke of teas, there are products in teas that might increase stone or "gravel" formation. This in turn can predispose one to a uti. ...Read more

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I don't have insurance what can I do to cure a kidney infection?

I don't have insurance what can I do to cure a kidney infection?

Kidney infection: You will need antibiotics to treat a kidney infection (urinary tract infection?). Most of the antibiotics (A) used to treat these infections are generic, are not too costly and the treatment is usually 7-10 days. It is quite difficult to treat an infection with. You might try going to an out patient clinic and ask about the cost of a urine culture and the A's necessary to treat any infection. ...Read more

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What to take to cure a kidney infection if you don't have any money for a prescription?

Tell the doctor: About your financial constraints. There are many generic medicines that might be effective and inexpensive. Cranberry juice will not cure a kidney infection. ...Read more

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What can cure a kidney infection?

What can cure a kidney infection?

Antibiotics: Appropriate antibiotics, meaning that the bacteria causing infection are sensitive to the prescribed antibiotic. Kidney stones, if present, will need to be removed & any condition predisposed to causing urine infections which lead to kidney infection needs to be corrected. ...Read more

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How can I cure a kidney infection?

How can I cure a kidney infection?

Suitable antibiotics: U need 2c doctor who will send urine culture to identify bacteria causing infection ; which antibiotic will be effective to kill the bacteria. In mean time start u on a broad spectrum antibiotic like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or Bactrim for 2 weeks whilst awaiting urine culture result ; chnage antibiotic if necessary. Macrodantin shouldn't be used (poor tissue penetration). Drink lots of water ; get lots of rest. ...Read more

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Can you explain how to cure a kidney infection?

Can you explain how to cure a kidney infection?

Antibiotics: Kidney infections are treated with appropriate antibiotics, depending on the severity of infection and its spread in blood stream
you may treat with oran antibiotics for uncomplicated kidney infections, or IV antibiotics with kidney infection with sepsis. ...Read more

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Will a ZPACK cure a kidney infection?

Will a ZPACK cure a kidney infection?

Not ideal: Zithromax is generally not prescribed for infections of the kidney, which can be quite serious. Zithromax is often used for people allergic to penicillins, and for specific infections such as Mycoplasma pneumonia, bullous myringitis and pertussis. ...Read more

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Will a zpack cure a kidney infection?

Will a zpack cure a kidney infection?

Probably not: It would not be a typical antibiotic for a kidney infection or a UTI. It is unlikely to help a kidney infection. You should check with provider on a more appropriate antibiotic ...Read more

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Does drinking cranberry juice cure a kidney infection?

Does drinking cranberry juice cure a kidney infection?

Unlikely: A kidney infection means that the bacteria has migrated from the bladder up to the kindey. This is a more severe form of a urinary tract infection that requires antibiotic therapy and frequently required hospitalization to give intravenous antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can there be a natural over-the-counter cure for kidney infection?

Can there be a natural over-the-counter cure for kidney infection?

No: You need antibiotics. Kidney infections are a serious matter and not a time to avoid antibiotics. ...Read more

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What can be done to cure it if I have a bladder infection or kidney infection?

Health care provider: Antibiotics are required for both. Should be no delay if kidney infection is supected. ...Read more

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My uncle is suffering from kidney infection. His creatine level is increased my 18, initially it was 10, 2 yrs back. Any cure avai without dialysis?

My uncle is suffering from kidney infection. His creatine level is increased my 18, initially it was 10, 2 yrs back. Any cure avai without dialysis?

Not likely: If your uncle has a creatinine of 18. He has complete (or nearly) renal failure. Even 2 years ago a creatinine of 10 is bad. At this stage. There is no cure without dialysis save a renal transplant. ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice help cure kidney infections?

Can cranberry juice help cure kidney infections?

Real cranberries: Seems the real thing is better than the juice. For my female patients I recommend a dozen or so dry cranberries daily, in a salad, cereal or by themselves. Excellent source of antioxidants also. Good for early bladder symptoms, but a kidney infection is a truly serious deep seated infection that needs antibiotics asap. You are at risk for a blood infection if not treated properly. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to cure a urinary tract infection or kidney infections?

Are there natural ways to cure a urinary tract infection or kidney infections?

Antibiotics: Confirm UTI with urinalysis and get urine culture & sensitivities. Initiate course of antibiotics such as bactrim, Macrodantin or Cipro (ciprofloxacin) whilst awaiting culture report. Switch antibiotics if bacteria are resistant. Also advise liberal fluid intake, preferably water plus urinate every 2 - 3 hours. I also prescribe pyridium, if necessary, to relieve symptoms of burning on urination if severe. ...Read more

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How long does a kidney infection last?

How long does a kidney infection last?

Kidney infection: Most kidney infections (with actual bacteria) will last until treated with antibiotics. Irritation of the urinary tract (cystitis) may go away with time (days, avoidance of irritating soaps or bubble bath). ...Read more

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How long does a kidney infection last?

How long does a kidney infection last?

48-72 hours: Symptoms should resolved within 48-72 hours after appropriate antibiotics are started. ...Read more

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Home remedies for possible kidney infection?

Home remedies for possible kidney infection?

Kidney infection: Cranberry juice and yogurt use may prevent recurrent infection and Azo available over the counter may help symptoms but for persistent symptoms see a physician delay in seeking medical help causes infection to spread from bladder to kidneys and may lead to sepsis. ...Read more

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Will kidney infections make you gain weight?

Possibly from edema: Possible to retain fluid with severe kidney infection exibited as puffy eyes & ankle swelling. True weight gain from fat deposit or muscle mass increasing does not occur. ...Read more

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What can my friend do about his kidney infection?

What can my friend do about his kidney infection?

Test and treat: See a doc who will test what bug it is; then kill it with the appropriate antibiotic (this may or may not require hospital admission). Drink plenty of fluids in the meantime. ...Read more

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How long would the symptoms of kidney infection last?

Up to a week: U should have had a kidney ultrasound or ct scan to evaluate problem, to demonstrate? Inflammatory "stranding", stone, obstruction or pus. Latter 3 can all prolong problem & lengthen recovery time. Also need to know ur on appropriate antibiotic from initial urine culture. Prolonged recovery from uncomplicated kidney infection suggests ur on wrong antibiotic. ...Read more

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How much time can a kidney infection go on untreated?

Get treated asap: You should not let an infection in your urine go untreated as it may worsen to a life threatening infection. If the infection is already in your kidney you should seek treatment immedidately. ...Read more

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Other than painful can a kidney infections be serious?

Yes: Lower urinary tract infections are relatively benign, but upper tract infections are serious. Unchecked kidney infections can lead to serious complications including loss of kidney, preventable surgery and even death. ...Read more

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What medicine do they use for treating kidney infections?

Depends: Antibiotics are chosen based on type of bacteria in the urine. Urine culture is done to identify the bacteria and the antibiotics they are sensitive to. ...Read more

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What is a kidney infection? What are the common symptoms?

What is a kidney infection? What are the common symptoms?

Here are some...: Constant pain over the kidney with knocking tenderness + fever and chill + changing voiding pattern. More on upper UTI, that is, kidney infection or lower UTI, that is, bladder & urethra? Go to articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onUTI. Html. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of kidney infection in women?

What are the common symptoms of kidney infection in women?

Pain, fever, blood in: Symptoms are
1pain during urination
2frequency and urgency of urination
3blood in the urine
4 flank pain or groin pain
5fever. ...Read more

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