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Doctor insights on: Over The Counter Treatment For Kidney Infections

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Can there be a natural over-the-counter cure for kidney infection?

Can there be a natural over-the-counter cure for kidney infection?

No: You need antibiotics. Kidney infections are a serious matter and not a time to avoid antibiotics. ...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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For treatment of kidney infections how many litres of water can I atleast take daily.

For treatment of kidney infections how many litres of water can I atleast take daily.

Hydration. : For females maintenance water is 9 bottle waters per day. If you have an infection you will need an abtibiotic as well ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for a kidney infection?

What's the best treatment for a kidney infection?

Antibiotics: Kidney infections are treated with appropriate antibiotics, depending on the severity of infection and its spread in blood stream
you may treat with oran antibiotics for uncomplicated kidney infections, or IV antibiotics with kidney infection with sepsis. ...Read more

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For what length of time can you live with a kidney infection without treatment?

For what length of time can you live with a kidney infection without treatment?

Varies long2not long: Untreated kidney infection/ pyelonephritis & abscesses can lead to overwhelming sepsis & rapid death pyelonephritis & small kidney abscesses can linger for months. Also depends upon overall health of subject when infection occurs. Babies & old folks tend to fare worse than ages inbetween. All kidney infectios need to treated asap. ...Read more

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How long would the symptoms of kidney infection last after treatment has started?

How long would the symptoms of kidney infection last after treatment has started?

Pyelonephritis: An infection of the kidney (pyelonephritis) results in severe back pain, high fever and nausea/vomiting. Unlike an infection only involving the bladder, the ascension of bacteria into the kidney is a dangerous event. Since the kidney is swollen, it may take a few weeks for your back pain to get better.
If you are referring to a bladder infection, the urgency/frequency and pain improves in a week. ...Read more

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Is omnicef (cefdinir) good for treatment of kidney infection?

Is omnicef (cefdinir) good for treatment of kidney infection?

Not Usually: Omnicef (cefdinir) is usually used for respiratory tract infections and uncomplicated skin infections. If however the mcs indicates sensitivity to Cefdinir by the invading bacterial pathogen then it can be used effectively. ...Read more

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Whats treatment in us for urinary tract infection and kidney infection?

Whats treatment in us for urinary tract infection and kidney infection?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics are given to treat upper and lower urinary tract infections, based upon the infectious organism, usually gram negative species, such as e. Coli. ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy or treatment for the prevention of reoccurring kidney infections? Thank you so much.

Is there a home remedy or treatment for the prevention of reoccurring kidney infections? Thank you so much.

Cranberry Juice?: There is some research that says drinking cranberry juice can provide some protection against UTIs. Give it a try! Best of luck! ...Read more

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I've been suffering with a uti for some time now about a month without treatment. How long does it take for a bladder/kidney infection to occur?

I've been suffering with a uti for some time now about a month without treatment. How long does it take for a bladder/kidney infection to occur?

Go seek help: While we have very limited information, this may be more STD related than a typical UTI, if you've had it for about a month. By the way, most people say they UTI when they are referring to a cystitis(bladder infection). A UTI encompasses both lower tract(bladder) and upper tract(kidney/pyelonephritis) infections. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have been taking amoxicillin for 2 days now for a kidney infection. I am taking it three times per day and have now completed 9 doses. I am still in a lot of pain. Will this still subside on its own? I am on a 10 day treatment and also taking Tylenol to

If antibiotic: prescribed to you after the urine culture and the bacteria sensitive to it according to the test result then you are on the right track. Keep taking the antibiotic. All your doctor need to do to prescribe you perhaps a stronger pain medication. Call your doctor. I hope this helps. If you have more questions contact me on my Virtual Practice at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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I don't have insurance what can I do to cure a kidney infection ?

Kidney infection: You will need antibiotics to treat a kidney infection (urinary tract infection?). Most of the antibiotics (A) used to treat these infections are generic, are not too costly and the treatment is usually 7-10 days.. It is quite difficult to treat an infection with. You might try going to an out patient clinic and ask about the cost of a urine culture and the A's necessary to treat any infection. ...Read more

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What to take to cure a kidney infection if you don't have any money for a prescription?

Tell the doctor: About your financial constraints. There are many generic medicines that might be effective and inexpensive. Cranberry juice will not cure a kidney infection. ...Read more

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Can you explain how to cure a kidney infection?

Antibiotics: Kidney infections are treated with appropriate antibiotics, depending on the severity of infection and its spread in blood stream
you may treat with oran antibiotics for uncomplicated kidney infections, or IV antibiotics with kidney infection with sepsis. ...Read more

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What can cure a kidney infection?

What can cure a kidney infection?

Antibiotics: Appropriate antibiotics, meaning that the bacteria causing infection are sensitive to the prescribed antibiotic. Kidney stones , if present, will need to be removed & any condition predisposed to causing urine infections which lead to kidney infection needs to be corrected. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Will a ZPACK cure a kidney infection?

Will a ZPACK cure a kidney infection?

Not ideal: Zithromax is generally not prescribed for infections of the kidney, which can be quite serious. Zithromax is often used for people allergic to penicillins, and for specific infections such as Mycoplasma pneumonia, bullous myringitis and pertussis. ...Read more

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Will a zpack cure a kidney infection?

Will a zpack cure a kidney infection?

Probably not: it would not be a typical antibiotic for a kidney infection or a UTI. It is unlikely to help a kidney infection. You should check with provider on a more appropriate antibiotic ...Read more

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What can be done to cure it if I have a bladder infection or kidney infection?

Health care provider: Antibiotics are required for both. Should be no delay if kidney infection is supected. ...Read more

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My uncle is suffering from kidney infection. His creatine level is increased my 18, initially it was 10, 2 yrs back.. Any cure avai without dialysis?

Not likely: If your uncle has a creatinine of 18..He has complete (or nearly) renal failure. Even 2 years ago a creatinine of 10 is bad. At this stage..There is no cure without dialysis save a renal transplant. ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice help cure kidney infections?

Can cranberry juice help cure kidney infections?

Real cranberries: Seems the real thing is better than the juice. For my female patients i recommend a dozen or so dry cranberries daily, in a salad, cereal or by themselves. Excellent source of antioxidants also. Good for early bladder symptoms, but a kidney infection is a truly serious deep seated infection that needs antibiotics asap. You are at risk for a blood infection if not treated properly. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to cure a urinary tract infection or kidney infections?

Are there natural ways to cure a urinary tract infection or kidney infections?

Antibiotics: Confirm UTI with urinalysis and get urine culture & sensitivities. Initiate course of antibiotics such as bactrim, Macrodantin or Cipro (ciprofloxacin) whilst awaiting culture report. Switch antibiotics if bacteria are resistant. Also advise liberal fluid intake, preferably water plus urinate every 2 - 3 hours. I also prescribe pyridium, if necessary, to relieve symptoms of burning on urination if severe. ...Read more

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Does drinking cranberry juice cure a kidney infection?

Does drinking cranberry juice cure a kidney infection?

Unlikely: A kidney infection means that the bacteria has migrated from the bladder up to the kindey. This is a more severe form of a urinary tract infection that requires antibiotic therapy and frequently required hospitalization to give intravenous antibiotics. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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If I have a kidney infection, will smoking maijuana mess with my treatment at all, in a bad way I mean?

Not a problem: It should not affect your illness or medications in any way, but may not be the best of legal choices depending on where you live. ...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