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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Cough it hurts my left side to. Could I have kidney infection or appendicitis?

Cough it hurts my left side to. Could I have kidney infection or appendicitis?

Heart related: Possibly. Your appendix is on your right side. This could be related to bronchitis or a heart condition. I would seek a general doctor. ...Read more

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I've a terrible cough and shortness of breath, find it very hard to breath, I'm on antibiotics for kidney infection, what do u think is wrong with me?

I've a terrible cough and shortness of breath, find it very hard to breath, I'm on antibiotics for kidney infection, what do u think is wrong with me?

Infection/asthma?: Do you smoke? Do you have Asthma? Are you coughing out greenish/brownish sputum? Do you have fever, and chill or night sweats? Do you have pain in you chest on breathing or coughing!? You may have a lung infection or obstructive lung disease such as asthma. If you are obese, you may need too be check for obstructive sleep apnea. It may be necessary to make sure you don't have heart disease. ...Read more

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Flank pain on right side right under ribs for a week so far. More frequent urination. Hurts to cough or even lay on that side. Is it kidney infection?

Flank pain on right side right under ribs for a week so far. More frequent urination. Hurts to cough or even lay on that side. Is it kidney infection?

Could be: A urine test will help. Seeing a doctor will allow them to get more detailed history and a physical exam which will help differentiate between other things as U may have a kidney stone instead. Hydrate well in the meantime ...Read more

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UTI or kidney infection? I have foul smelling urine, urgency and frequent urination, nausea, headache, chest congestion, hacking cough.

UTI or kidney infection? I have foul smelling urine, urgency and frequent urination, nausea, headache, chest congestion, hacking cough.

Either/Or: Your symptoms could be either or, as the kidneys are part of the Urinary tract (Thus a UTI)...Be sure to get in to see the Dr. have an exam and your urine at least tested to start the diagnostic process, so the best treatment can start. Get well soon. ...Read more

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How long does back pain associated with pyelonephritis last?

How long does back pain associated with pyelonephritis last?

See below: Kidney infection, pyelonephritis or kidney stones or blockage are, but, cystitis is not usually associated with back pain. It can occur if & when cystitis UTI extends up to the kidneys. You are advised to consult with your dr., intenist or urologist in case this is serious. Good luck. ...Read more

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Kidney infection pain lasts how long?

Kidney infection pain lasts how long?

No specific time: Length of pain depends on how bad the infection is and how good your immune system is. It also depends on how sensitive the infection is to the antibiotics and how soon you start the antibiotics. The faster it gets treated or the milder the infection, the faster the pain goes away. ...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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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 long would the symptoms of kidney infection last after treatment has started?

How long would the symptoms of kidney infection last after treatment has started?

Pyelonephritis: An infection of the kidney (pyelonephritis) results in severe back pain, high fever and nausea/vomiting. Unlike an infection only involving the bladder, the ascension of bacteria into the kidney is a dangerous event. Since the kidney is swollen, it may take a few weeks for your back pain to get better. If you are referring to a bladder infection, the urgency/frequency and pain improves in a week. ...Read more

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How long does vomiting last, caused by a kidney infection?

How long does vomiting last, caused by a kidney infection?

2 days: In general, once you get treated it can take 2-3 days to start feeling a lot better. It's possible that you could still have some nausea and vomiting but if you are getting treatment but still vomiting, you may need to get IV fluids and IV antibiotics at the hospital. ...Read more

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Kidney infection for 5 days penicillin shots. 1 day after, diarrhea, 7 days now. How long should this last? Taking pepto for it.

Kidney infection for 5 days penicillin shots.  1 day after, diarrhea, 7 days now.  How long should this last?  Taking pepto for it.

Antibiotic or C diff: Diarrhea with antibiotic is possible and resolves spontaneously 2-3 data after stopping the antibiotic. Diarrhea can also be due to another infection called clostridium difficile. If diarrhea persists may be longer than 2-3 days or feeling needs further testing for it and treatment. ...Read more

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Been taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 7 days now for a kidney infection. 500mg 2x per day. I am still having kidney pain. How long should the pain last?

Been taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 7 days now for a kidney infection.  500mg 2x per day. I am still having kidney pain.  How long should the pain last?

By now-should b gone: After 7 days of the meds and dealing with the infection, the pain associated with it should be resolved. Follow-up with your dr. As maybe the infection is resistant to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or other things are going on as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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-got a UTI last sunday, took meds, now wednesday, now chills fever and back aches. Chances of kidney infection? How long do they last?Thx

-got a UTI last sunday, took meds, now wednesday, now chills fever and back aches. Chances of kidney infection? How long do they last?Thx

High risk for kidney: You need to be on prolonged antibiotics. If you have a fever there is risk for serious complications and to be seen in the er for IV therapy. ...Read more