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If kidney infection not responding to antibiotics, what do docs do next?

If kidney infection not responding to antibiotics, what do docs do next?

See below: Maybe the bacteria is not susceptible to the antibiotics, or there is some blockage or defect in the kidney drainage, or an abscess, not reached by antibiotics I am also not sure what you mean by not responding, maybe the fever if present is due to the antibiotic itself many possibilities need to be ruled out.

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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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.

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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.

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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?

See below: Symptoms can disappear with partial treatment. If you do not complete the course of treatment, the residual bacteria may flare up again. Partial treatment also promoted antibiotic resistance in bacteria. 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. 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.

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Kidney infection cipro (ciprofloxacin) day 5 of 10. Temp 38.3 still present. Flank pain and severe pressure over area not responding to OTC mess...Nausea vomit 2x?

Kidney infection cipro (ciprofloxacin) day 5 of 10. Temp 38.3 still present. Flank pain and severe pressure over area not responding to OTC mess...Nausea vomit 2x?

Urosepsis: Pain and severe pressure with temp is serious infection. May be stone or obstruction. Need us of abdomen ; pelvis and see urologist or go to er.

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How can I cure a kidney infection?

How can I cure a kidney infection?

Suitable antibiotics: U need 2c doctor who will send urine culture to identify bacteria causing infection ; which antibiotic will be effective to kill the bacteria. In mean time start u on a broad spectrum antibiotic like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or Bactrim for 2 weeks whilst awaiting urine culture result ; chnage antibiotic if necessary. Macrodantin shouldn't be used (poor tissue penetration). Drink lots of water ; get lots of rest.

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How can I treat a kidney infection?

How can I treat a kidney infection?

Antibiotics: A patient with a kidney infections (pyelonephritis) should be treated with an appropriate antibiotic and be kept well hydrated after being seen by a physician. Depending on the situation this can be done in the hospital or at home however, if a patient is not improving on a given regimen then the treatment must be re-evaluated promptly.

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What should I do about a kidney infection?

What should I do about a kidney infection?

Treatment: Have proper testing and treatment by your doctor immediately. This is not something to be put off. True infections of the kidney can be quite serious and should be addressed immediately.

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How do I know if I have a kidney infection?

Kidney infection: Is called pyelonephritis and is different from a bladder infection. A baldder infection or UTI is diagnosed with urine culture whereas to diagnose pyelonephritis a clinician uses physical exam to asses tenderness in back, imaging of kdineys with ultrasound or ct scan and urine culture results etc. No one single test is accurate in determining a kidney infection and this is a clinical diagnosis.

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Can I have a kidney infection if I have no pain?

Can I have a kidney infection if I have no pain?

Yes: Often you may have either pain, fever, chills, sweats, fatigue, nausea, or dizziness but none of these are necessary. If you suspect a urinary tract infection, you should get treated right away.

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I keep getting kidney infections. What could this be a sign of?

I keep getting kidney infections. What could this be a sign of?

How true may it be?: To deduce an answer, one needs to collect & review available truth & facts of life + findings of physical exam and properly done tests as described in http://www. Formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. More on UTI? Go to http://www. Formefirst. Com/UTI. Html & other related articles in its selected category. Best wishes to health & happiness.

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Why do I always have kidney infections? What is it that makes me prone to them?

Why do I always have kidney infections? What is it that makes me prone to them?

Recurrent UTI: Recurrent urinary tract infections, particularly infections in the kidney, are problematic. You should probably see a local urologist to have a work-up to define the cause, as there is no simple answer to "why"! the doctor may be able to define a source and treat you, and hopefully help you avoid such episodes in the future.

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I've had a kidney infection recently and was wondering what are the chances of another kidney infection?

Depends: Well. It depends somewhat on what caused the kidney infection. If you had a kidney stone and an infection above that. Then yes you could get another one causing infection. If the kidney was damaged by the infection (pyelonephritis we call it). then it could be prone to re-infection. Truthfully, I wouldn't worry too much about it.

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What are the symptoms of a kidney infection? What can happen if not treated? I think I might have something like that.

What are the symptoms of a kidney infection? What can happen if not treated? I think I might have something like that.

Several: One could experience painful urination, frequency, blood in the urine, back pain, feverish, a possible odor to the urine, the feeling of urgency, etc. If the infection was not treated, then it could progress to a more serious infection such as urosepsis, and/or hydronephrosis, etc. Get evaluated and treated best wishes.

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What to do if I have a chronic kidney infection and prolapsed.?

Consult a urologist: If you have a chronic infection and prolapse you should discuss treatment with a urologist.

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Could I have a kidney infection without a uti?

Could I have a kidney infection without a uti?

In most cases, no: A UTI usually involves the bladder or urethra but if the infection travels up to the kidneys, it can cause an infection there. This is the common pathway. However, there are cases where an infection may initiate in the kidney itself due to a kidney stone which blocks the ureter. Other ways are via infections near the kidney, bacteremia, anatomical variants and kidney cysts. Always best to see your doc!

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Infection (Definition)

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more