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I Hate Taking Medicine What Can I Do To Treat Kidney Infections
Cranberry juice: It is good to prevent UTI esp in women. However, their ability to cure infection is suspect at best. If the infection is mild, you can try it with a close attention to see if not better in a few days then you need antibiotics. Note, if you actually mean kidney infection (pyelonephritis) i.e. Fever or loin pain + UTI i would treat promptly with antibiotics through your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes, but..: You could also do your own surgery if you wanted. The question isn't can you treat, but should you treat. If you are not familiar with treating pyelonephritis or related conditions, i would leave it to a professional. What if you have side effects? Who will you call at that point? As a physician, i avoid prescribing anything for myself. As a patient, you should do the same. ...Read more
Yes: This isn't a reason to stop taking your rantidine. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been treated for two kidney infections in the last two months. Although I am not feverish, I have had significant kindney pain since. Normal?
Not normal: Check with your doctor if you have any other underlying anatomical abnormalities or stones etc. ...Read more
Yes: Treatment of kidney infections depends on the local bacteria and the age of the patient. In pediatrics cephalosporins like Cefuroxime and Ceftriaxone often provide first-line treatment options. In adults, other options like quinolones are often used. Trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole combinations are also popular choices. ...Read more
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
Consult your doctor: You need to consult your doctor to find the reason.It may be because the bacteria are resistant to antibiotic you have been taking and based on the urine culture and sensitivity tests you may need appropriate antibiotics in proper dose. If still no relief consult a urologist there may be other complicating conditions like stone or some other condition. ...Read more
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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