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Is It Safe To Kidney Infections
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
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
No.: Macrobid, or nitrofurantoin, is a poor choice for most kidney infections such as pyelonephritis and renal abscess. Is does not acheive high enough concentration in the tissues to treat the infection adequately. It does work well for uncomplicated lower urinary tract infections. If you are on Nitrofurantoin and develop a kidney infection, see your physician immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extreme sudden stabbing straining pain L flank-now constant/worse. History of kidney infection.Immunosuppressed. Fever 99.9-100.4. ER/safe to wait?
To ER now is ...: your only choice of actions to take so to make your life safer and easier! On the way there, be sure to bring the info of the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, and progress of the pain and its related symptoms over time to ER, where Doc can analyze the info you brought, examine you physically, and test you with imaging study to make sure of no ureteral stone blocking your ureter + ... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 4 weeks pregnant and I have a Kidney infection I was prescribed Cephalexin is it safe to take it, I just need reassurance...
Cephalexin safety: Cephalexin is FDA pregnancy category B. Animal studies have not shown any evidence of fetal harm. In humans, the medicine had been used in pregnancy without any evidence of harm to the baby. I think your doctor must have taken this into account because a kidney infection actually puts u and the baby at risk for something bad to happen- so u need the treatment. We call this benefit vs risk. ...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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