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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

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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Is it safe to drink wine on a kidney infection?

Not smart: Alcohol can inactivate antibiotics if both in stomach at same time. Alcohiol is also irritating to bladder. However single glass of wine at least 2 hours before or after taking antibiotics is probably safe. ...Read more

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Is it safe to be treated with Macrobid for a kidney infection?

Is it safe to be treated with Macrobid for a kidney infection?

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 more

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Is it safe to have sex while you have a UTI or kidney infection?

In a way: Depending on the infection, you may put your partner at risk of getting an infection from the bacteria, etc. and it may cause discomfort while you have an infection. ...Read more

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Extreme sudden stabbing straining pain L flank-now constant/worse. History of kidney infection.Immunosuppressed. Fever 99.9-100.4. ER/safe to wait?

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 more

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On cipro (ciprofloxacin) for kidney infection had reaction so was changed to bactrim.Now having rash, shaking so switching it agin. Is it safe to keep switching?

On cipro (ciprofloxacin) for kidney infection had reaction so was changed to bactrim.Now having rash, shaking so switching it agin. Is it safe to keep switching?

Adverse reactions: Unfortunately, it IS necessary to change if now you're getting a rash reaction to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) - which is a 'sulfa' drug. Knowing what the germ is and it's sensitivity profile would help select the right antibiotic for you -- as well as keeping in balance with your allergies/medical history. Usually I like to treat for 10 or 14 days for a kidney infection- so hopefully not that much treatment left.. ...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