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Why is it important to drink lots of fluid while treating a kidney infection?

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Why is it important to drink lots of fluid while treating a kidney infection?

Here are some...: Drinking a lot of fluid will naturally induce more urine production so to fill up urinary bladder faster for peeing more often, thus to greatly decrease the duration for the offending germs to duplicate and grow. Of course, the bladder ability to empty also plays an important role to enhance germ elimination. More on healthy issues? Contact www. Healthtap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login... Best... ...Read more

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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Okay to drink wine with a kidney infection?

Okay to drink wine with a kidney infection?

Maybe: It depends which antibiotic you have been prescribed. To be safe, i'd recommend laying off of the drinking until your infection has cleared. ...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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What is the cause of kidney infections besides drinking a lot of soft drinks?

What is the cause of kidney infections besides drinking a lot of soft drinks?

Not soft drinks: Soft drinks will not cause kidney infections. Congenital abnormalities of the urinary tract, stones, obstruction, reflux, poor bladder emptying, infrequent voiding, and "sticky bacteria" are the most common causes. ...Read more

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Could drinking liquor cause kidney infections?

Could drinking liquor cause kidney infections?

Kidney infections: The cause of kidney infections is generally by two different routes. 1) an ascending infection that arises from the lower urinary tract (bladder, ureters) or 2) hematogenous spread, directly from bacteria that are within the bloodstream. I am not aware of any reason why drinking liquor could cause kidney infections. ...Read more

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What can I drink for a kidney infection besides water?

What can I drink for a kidney infection besides water?

More water ; milk: Water is best. Decaffeinated tea or coffee is good. Blandfruit or vegetable juices ok, but, would avoid citrus or tomato juices until infection has cleared up. Best to avoid alcohol, although a light beer more than 2 hours befpre or after antibiotics is probably ok. ...Read more

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Is milk ok to drink with a cold and a kidney infection?

Milk and cold: 25 F from MO asks:Is milk ok to drink with a cold and a kidney infection? ANS: yes ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol with a kidney infection?

Can you drink alcohol with a kidney infection?

Yes: But would suggest not doing this for a couple of reasons. Alcohol in the blood stream inhibits several functions of the white blood cells which eat bacteria. It is also a dehydrating agent since it increases urination without replacing an equivalent volume of liquid, and dehydration is not good in face of infection. On the other hand, if under treatment with approp meds, probably harmless. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink wine on a kidney infection?

Not smart: Alcohol can inactivate antibiotics if both in stomach at same time. Alcohiol is also irritating to bladder. However single glass of wine at least 2 hours before or after taking antibiotics is probably safe. ...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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If your back hurts like all the time and your not lifting anything and you don't drink water could that be a sign of kidney infection?

If your back hurts like all the time and your not lifting anything and you don't drink water could that be a sign of kidney infection?

May be, but: Usually infection will have other symptoms like burning urination, fever, or frequency of urination. Without these symptoms you may or may not have uti. You need urinalysis to confirm. Other possibilities include muscle spasms or kidney stones. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting colds, chest infections and kidney infections? How can I prevent them. I drink loads of water and eat loads of veg? Help

See your doctor: If you are getting recurring infections while maintaining a healthy lifestyle, you should definitely speak with your physician about further work up for a cause. ...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.

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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Just finished my last dose of ciprofloxacin today (one pill every 12 hours for 10 days). I had a UTI that turned kidney infection. Can I drink tmmrw?

Yes you can: You have already completed the course of antibiotic so there is nor problem with drinking and on top of it Cipro (ciprofloxacin) does not interact with alcohol.
Make sure do not drink and drive! ...Read more

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What might cause my frequent kidney infection (about every 3 - 4 months). I also have the Mirena (levonorgestrel) (for 3 years now), I drink +- 3l water a day.

What might cause my frequent kidney infection (about every 3 - 4 months). I also have the Mirena (levonorgestrel) (for 3 years now), I drink +- 3l water a day.

Complex case: Frequent kidney infx r assoc w/ certain types of kidney stones (struvite, "staghorn" calculi) or anatomic abnormalities like ureteral valve reflux or a "pouch" in d bladder. These wd have been diagnosed by a Urologist. Women have shorter urethras & r more prone to UTI, partly dependent on hygiene- but I assume that wd have been addressed by this age (31). Immune deficiency? It wd b rare - TTYD. GL ...Read more

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Went to the doctor I'm getting gentamicin injection for kidney infection for three days drinking a half gallon of water is enough?

Went to the doctor I'm getting gentamicin injection for kidney infection for three days drinking a half gallon of water is enough?

Should be: Gentamicin has an infrequent side effect of causing harm to your kidneys. A good way to combat this is by ensuring adequate fluid intake. A half gallon of water per day should be enough but other variables such as your body type and size factor into this. Some patients may require more, others less. ...Read more

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Can drinking a lot of alcohol cause kidney pain or uti/kidney infection? Drank a lot last night and now my kidneys really hurting. Is it related?

Can drinking a lot of alcohol cause kidney pain or uti/kidney infection? Drank a lot last night and now my kidneys really hurting. Is it related?

No connection: There is likely no connection, other than that your drinking may have stopped your antibiotic from working on a preexisting kidney infection. If you are in a lot of pain and are running a fever, you should go to the er now in case you have a kidney infection that could spread to your blood. Also, you need to have kidney stones ruled out. Good luck to you and take care of yourself. Alcohol causes more problems than it's worth. ...Read more

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I've had kidney infections and UTIs but recently I have started having strong kidney pains while running. I drink plenty of water. I'm 30 yrs old?

Get checked: A simple urinalysis will determine if you have blood, infection in your urine. If these are negative you could have kidney stones. I would suggest you see your doctor at your earliest convenience. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have no UTI and still have a kidney infection? I had pee test came back normal but is till hurt in the kidneys I don't drink water.

UTI: Uti is a term that encompasses the entire urinary tract. It is often substituted for a bladder infection or cystitis. The kidney can be infected without lower urinary tract symptoms. ...Read more

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Bright neon yellow urine, lower abdo pain, pressure in vagina, sore during intercourse, drinking 2-3ltrs water per day, cud I have a kidney infection?

Bright neon yellow urine, lower abdo pain, pressure in vagina, sore during intercourse, drinking 2-3ltrs water per day, cud I have a kidney infection?

Need urinalysis: With your set of symptoms, it sounds like you already know what you've got. May be a UTI or an STD. Or rarely, something else. You should go to your primary care physician or an urgent care to get a urinalysis; that is the place to start. Common things are common, so you likely have a condition easily treatable with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What food that causes kidney stone or kidney infection + weight lost & hair?

What food that causes kidney stone or kidney infection + weight lost & hair?

Stone: Although many foods contain oxalate, only nine foods are known to increase oxalate in the urine and promote kidney stone formation. They are: beets, spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans (fresh, canned, or cooked), excluding lima and green beans. It is best to avoid these foods. Kidney infection is not promoted by food. ...Read more

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What is good for a kidney infection?

Kidney Infection: Kidney infections characterized by fever and flank pain require antibiotic treatment. If severe, hospitalization can be necessary. A urine culture is often needed to help choose the correct antibiotic.
Other urinary tract infection such as bladder infections or cystitis cause burning with urination, frequent urination and sometimes blood in the urine. Antibiotics are also needed. ...Read more

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Isit good to have a beer when u have kidney infection?

Isit good to have a beer when u have kidney infection?

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 your infection has cleared. ...Read more

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Is omnicef (cefdinir) good for treatment of kidney infection?

Is omnicef (cefdinir) good for treatment of kidney infection?

Not Usually: Omnicef (cefdinir) is usually used for respiratory tract infections and uncomplicated skin infections. If however the mcs indicates sensitivity to Cefdinir by the invading bacterial pathogen then it can be used effectively. ...Read more

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My 21st birthday is on this Friday and I was diagnosed last night with a bad kidney infection. If I only have a few drinks will I be fine?

My 21st birthday is on this Friday and I was diagnosed last night with a bad kidney infection. If I only have a few drinks will I be fine?

Here are some...: Did you have fever & chill with backache right below 12th rib, usually one side? To understand UTI in bladder or in kidney, refer to http://formefirst. Com/Basics-SelfImprovement. Html. Drinking 1-2 glasses should be okay but trying not at taking drugs. Besides alcohol + the water of drinks will make more urine to fill up bladder faster in addition to possible irritating bladder, leading to pee more ...Read more

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What are some good chances are I have a kidney infection, what do you think the doctor will do to help?

What are some good chances are I have a kidney infection, what do you think the doctor will do to help?

Kidney infection: Usually associated with pain frequency and burning of urination Need to get a urine culture to make sure there is no infection ...Read more

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7 month old had kidney infection- he's fine now and his kidneys look good on imaging. Are there any long term effects from this serious infection?

7 month old had kidney infection- he's fine now and his kidneys look good on imaging. Are there any long term effects from this serious infection?

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 imaging is reassuring. My other recommendation is to be alert for a recurrence. If this would happen other studies would need to be done to rule out reflux problems from the bladder to the ureter. This can cause recurrent infections. ...Read more

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Is diclofenac good for treating pain associated with a kidney stone and a kidney infection?

Is diclofenac good for treating pain associated with a kidney stone and a kidney infection?

Yes, may be: Well it is what is called NSAID and it could be a powerful medication for pain but it is used to take care more of a chronic pain vs the acute pain that is associated with kidney stone so it depend how dag the pain is
NSAID good medicine the long use of it could cause damages to the kidney and possible liver and as we get older it should not been used to our geriatric patient for the toxic effect ...Read more

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I have tonsilittis and kidney infection my doctor wants to change my antibotics again. Do you think this is a good idea?

Not enough info.: A lot more information (like drug sensitivities) would be needed to comment on which antibiotics would be appropriate for you. ...Read more

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I just found out that I have a small kidney infection & I'm taking amox-clav every 8 hours for a week, I heard that Gatorade is good but idk, is it?

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) infection? Either way, high urine output can be helpful in improving symptoms before the antibiotic starts to work, so drink lots of fluids. It doesn't matter whether it's water, soft drinks, juices or Gatorade. (Just not mostly beer or other alcohol!) ...Read more

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I had a kidney infection I've been on meds for about four days, today I feel weak, sleepy, shaky, sick to my stomach all around not good cod this be from the infection or something else?

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 check with your doctor right away. ...Read more

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Kidney infections symtoms?

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 different. This is usually quite serious and may cause fever, chills, pain on the affected side in the upper back, nausea and vomiting and pain with urination. One may have pain inn the flank and along the gutter of the abdomen. Don't delay, get seen now. ...Read more

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What is a kidney infection?

What is a kidney infection?

Microbe in kidney: Microorganisms can gain access to the kidneys from the blood stream or ascend from the lower urinary tract (bladder). Infections can be caused by a bacteria, virus, fungal, parasite or other invader that can multiple in the organ. ...Read more

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Signs of a kidney infection?

Signs of a kidney infection?

Fever and pain: Fever, nausea, vomiting, pain with urination, back pain, abdominal pain, blood in your urine, chills. ...Read more

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