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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What's treatment in us for urinary tract infection and kidney infection?

What's 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.

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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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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