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I hate taking medicine. What can I do to treat kidney infections?

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 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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How can I treat a mild kidney infection?

How can I treat a mild kidney infection?

Antibiotics: See a physician, get a urine culture and get a prescription for antibiotics based on the culture results. ...Read more

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Is it safe to treat myself for a kidney infection if I have the meds?

Is it safe to treat myself for a kidney infection if I have the meds?

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

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Why is it important to complete an entire course of antibioitcs to treat a kidney infection?

 Why is it important to complete an entire course of antibioitcs to treat a kidney infection?

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 more

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Is cefuroxime often used to treat kidney infection?

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

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Can amoxicillin treat kidney infection/stones?

Can amoxicillin treat kidney infection/stones?

Yes and no: Urinary tract infections can sometimes be treated successfully by amoxicillin, if the causative organism is sensitive to this antibiotic. Usually other antibiotics are better. No antibiotic, including amoxicillin, can treat kidney stones. ...Read more

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How can I treat a kidney infection?

How can I treat a kidney infection?

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

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Kidney infection wont go away with medicine what to do?

Kidney infection wont go away with medicine what to do?

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

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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