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Kidney Infection And Alcohol
Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) not alcohol : Hope ur not alcohol dependent. There shouldn't be a problem avoiding alcohol whilst being treated for a kidney infection. You need help managing alcohol dependency if you can not not quit alcohol for 2 weeks whilst your kidneys recover. Alcohol diminishes effectiveness of antibiotics, . ...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
Yes: But would suggest not doing this for a couple of reasons. Alcohol in the blood stream inhibits several functions of the white blood cells which eat bacteria. It is also a dehydrating agent since it increases urination without replacing an equivalent volume of liquid, and dehydration is not good in face of infection. On the other hand, if under treatment with approp meds, probably harmless. ...Read more
I have blood coming from my urine. I did some research and it could be related to a kidney infection or a kidney stone. I did drink a lot of alcohol f?
There is not sufficient information in your message to provide a meaningful opinion. It would be prudent to see a doctor and not blame it on alcohol, as you may need evaluation for the cause..
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Can drinking a lot of alcohol cause kidney pain or uti/kidney infection? Drank a lot last night and now my kidneys really hurting.. Is it related?
No connection : There is likely no connection, other than that your drinking may have stopped your antibiotic from working on a preexisting kidney infection. If you are in a lot of pain and are running a fever, you should go to the er now in case you have a kidney infection that could spread to your blood. Also, you need to have kidney stones ruled out. Good luck to you and take care of yourself. Alcohol causes more problems than it's worth. ...Read more
?Sex, ?hygiene: Kidney infections r caused by bacteria ascending from bladder. Could be: u don't urinate after sex and go to sleep with a full bladder, use bubble-bath or take tub baths rather than shower, wipe wrong way, don't spread your thighs when urinating + thus trapping urine behind labia, withhold urge to void, wear thongs or non-cotton underwear, are constipated. Any of above could make you prone tro ut. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SYMPTOMS/urine test: The symptoms of kidney infection are 1frequency and urgency of urination2burning and pain during micturition 3blood in urine 4pain or discomfort in middle of lower abdomen where bladder is located 5 if infection is higher up in the kidney you may get flank pain6 fever in some cases some time there may be UTI without any symptoms, called asymptomatic uti.And diagnosed by urine test only. ...Read more
Confirm Dx...: "pain over kidneys' and a few white or red blood cells in urine alone will not say or assume someone gets kidney infection. Instead, good history, proper physicals, properly collected urinalysis with or without imaging studies for urinary tract under knowlwdgeable experienced doctor can reasonably confirm if someone gets kidney infection. So, see doctor timely. ...Read more
Do U have a UTI?: Kidney infections are infections of upper urinary tract, thus you may well have symptoms of urinary frequency, burning pain on urination &/or foul smelling urine & urinalysis should be positive for bacteria. Kis typically associated with back/flank pain & you would be tender to tapping lower rib cage on the back. Advise you to see your dr. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: If you mean Z pak (azithromycin), then probably not. There are other antibiotics that are far more superior at treating urinary tract infections. A physician can help reach a diagnosis to determine if antibiotics are even indicated, and if so, the proper antibiotics to treat the infection adequately. ...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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