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If you catch a kidney infection early enough will you still need i.V. Antibiotics?

If you catch a kidney infection early enough will you still need i.V. Antibiotics?

Kidney infection: Most urinary tract infections can be treated with oral antibiotics. The usual situations where IV antibiotics are necessary are if the infection does not improve with oral antibiotics (often requires more than one course) or if the patient has nausea and vomiting and cannot take oral antibiotics. Otherwise, most people can be treated at home with oral medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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If you catch a kidney infection early enough will you still need to go to the hospital?

If you catch a kidney infection early enough will you still need to go to the hospital?

No: Kidney infections are much more serious infections than urinary infections of the lower urinary tract (bladder). If caught early and treated appropriately, many of these patients can be treated as an outpatient. If the treatment fails, the patient will need to be admitted to the hospital fior therapy. ...Read more

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How long being on amoxicillin for a kidney infection before i start noticing improvement? I've had. 6 doses and a dose of IV antiobiotic . Strep bacte

How long being on amoxicillin for a kidney infection before i start noticing improvement? I've had. 6 doses and a dose of IV antiobiotic . Strep bacte

Pyelonephritis: If you have not had a longer period of treatment than it may be several days or more before the inflammation in your kidneys begins to recede and your symptoms diminish. Your prior question did not indicate how few doses you have had. Symptomatic improvement can lag significantly behind elimination of the causative agent. ...Read more

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Can a kidney infection get better without Antiboitics?

Can a kidney infection get better without Antiboitics?

Possibly: If the infection was associated with a kidney stone and the infection was proximal to it (above) then antibiotics may not be needed. ...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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How long does it take to get over a kidney infection? Iv been taking levaquin (levofloxacin) for 4 days and i see a little difference but still some pain.

How long does it take to get over a kidney infection? Iv been taking levaquin (levofloxacin) for 4 days and i see a little difference but still some pain.

See your physician.: Kidney infections are serious and require prompt treatment with the right antibiotic. Hopefully you have a urine culture result by now which will show the correct antibiotic. Flank pain is common even on proper therapy, but worsening pain & fever requires re-evaluation with physical exam & possibly imaging as your current regimen may be inadequate. See your physician as soon as you can. ...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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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