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If You Catch A Kidney Infection Early Enough Will You Still Need Iv 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you catch the symptoms of a urinary tract infection early is it still important to take antibiotics?
Usually: Usually. However, mild utis. Can be treated with very short courses of antibiotics. ...Read more
See below: Urinalysis, if normal, would obviate the need for the more expensive culture test. ...Read more
If you finished antibiotics day before for kidney infection can a urine dip show a false negative for infection ? Still have some symptoms
UTI: This sounds like you need to go back and consult with your doctor. Continued symptoms could mean a failure of therapy due to an organism not treated by the antibiotic, a new infection, a complication, and so on. Do not do this yourself. Go back and be managed appropriately. Good luck. ...Read more
If you are conscious & have a serious infection what should your living will say to be sure that you will receive antibiotic treatment?
Loaded question: The first thing to consider is whether you wish to be a full code- i.e. they will resuscitate you if your heart stops beating. If so, full antibiotic treatment to save your life would be implied. If you do not want to be a full code, but you do want antibiotics, then simply state that you do not want your heart to be resuscitated should it stop but you do want full court antibiotic treatment. ...Read more
Can a tooth infection spread to other teeth even if you take antibiotics and previous infection is cleared?
Can you still develop peritonsillar abcess if you are already on antibiotics for tonsillitis? How to prevent?
If you don't use the antibiotics to get rid of a UTI then will it be worse for you when your older?
Bad News: Untreated utis potentially causes damage and permanent scarring of the kidneys. I have seen several patients with renal failure, requiring a kidney transplant due to lack of treatment.It is not worth the risk to let it go. The benefits of therapy far outweigh the riskes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long after the antibiotic treatment is over should you wait to redo the lab test to see if you still have an ureaplasma ureticulum infection?
No set time: The more important question is- Are your symptoms resolved? If so, there is no reason to repeat the test. However, if your symptoms of infection still exist after 24 hr of starting an antibiotic, then you should re-evaluated by your prescribing physician and if need be, retested.. ...Read more
If I get an infection while on immunosuppresants after an organ transplant will I need to go to hospital because it could kill me, even a cold?
Immunosuppression: You could probably get away with seeing your primary care physician locally if you don't feel that bad. They can determine at that time based on your labs, vital signs and overall state of health if you need to be hospitalized or just be precribed antibiotics as an outpatient. If you feel horrible skip the middle man and go to the hospital because a severe infection can be lethal. ...Read more
It depends: If you are continously taking antibiotics for a simple uri, you shouldn't be contagious. However, you and others will need to practice good hygiene. Sneeze/cough into your arm, don't share food/glasses/napkins/utensils, wash your hands after touching your face and before you socialize with others, completely finish your antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am curious if antibiotics become resistant to the a tooth infection then how can you get it extracted?
Many teeth that: Have active infection are extracted ever day all over the us. Very serious tooth related infections are treated with antibiotic prior to removal by some dentists. In general, if swelling is significant and you have fever, you need meds. However, it is not an absolute requirement for there to be a completely controlled tooth related infection prior to extraction. Consult w your dentist in this. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
If you have a bladder infection and on antibiotic,can you get a cortisone shot in your knee.Would it make infection worse-cortisone?
UTI & cortisone shot: Unlikely that intraarticular cortisone will make a bladder infection worse - I am assuming you were on treatment for the infection prior to the cortisone shot. Bladder infections generally respond quickly with the right antibiotic. Just to be sure I would ask for a urine culture several days after completing the antibiotic to make sure the infection is cleared. good luck ...Read more
Please see a doctor: Some types of vaginal bacteria are normal, but you really need to see a doctor to see what is causing your infection, & to get the right treatment.This is very important as some infections can spread to other sites and make you very sick. Also please make sure you don't pass this to someone else. I would recommend you avoid sex until you get treated. Most bacterial infections require an antibiotic. ...Read more
Do you really always need antibiotics after root canal treatment? Can you just wait and take it when you see infection started only.
Yes: The root canal is used to treat an infected tooth that is full of bacteria. Antibiotics will help eradicate the infection or bacteria. Why wait and see if an infection may arise. Simply take a round of antibiotics to ensure that an infection does not occur or is eradicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need expert advice. After sex, how long should you wait until you get a syphilis test to make sure the virus has already shown up?
Early syphilis: Initial syphilis manifests on the average of 21 days as a painless ulcer in mucosa/genital areas... If this lesion was missed becuase the ulcer is normally painless I would get the test in 2 months. That being said, i would also get a test for other sexually transmitted diseases like hepatitis C and B and HIV. Syphilis is a spirochete -- a type of spiral-shaped bacteria and not a virus. ...Read more
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
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