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Doctor insights on: Preventative Pyelonephritis

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Are there preventative foods for pyelonephritis?

Are there preventative foods for pyelonephritis?

See below: Pyelonephritis is an infection of the kidney. It is not related to any food intake. ...Read more

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Does pyridium (phenazopyridine) prevent a urine dipstick for leukocytes from showing ? Can a woman with flank pain and urinary burning on pyridium (phenazopyridine) have a pyelonephriti

Does pyridium (phenazopyridine) prevent a urine dipstick for leukocytes from showing ? Can a woman with flank pain and urinary burning  on pyridium (phenazopyridine) have a pyelonephriti

Yes and yes: Pyridium (phenazopyridine) dyes the urine orange & that color can interfere with the dipstick test for leukocytes. But the gold-standards for diagnosing UTI's is looking for leukocytes under the microscope (for immediate dx) & culture.Pyridium (phenazopyridine) does not interfere with those. Pyridium (phenazopyridine) only reduces symptoms & doesn't treat the infection. You might have pyelonephritis, which can be serious. Seek medical attention ASAP! ...Read more

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What would prevent a kidney infection from disappearing?

What would prevent a kidney infection from disappearing?

Several factors.: To properly treat a kidney infection, the right antibiotic has to penetrate the infected kidney fully, with an intact immune system in place. If the infection is not resolving, it may be that the bacteria is resistant to the antibiotic. The kidney may function poorly, so the antibiotic cannot penetrate. The infection also may have developed into an abscess, out of reach of the drug. ...Read more

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How can I prevent a kidney infection when I have a kidney stone?

How can I prevent a kidney infection when I have a kidney stone?

Nephrolithiasis: Get the stone seen by a urologist and have them make the decision of how to manage this. ...Read more

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What causes a kidney infection from strep bacteria? How can I prevent another?

Pyelonephritis: This can occur by extension of infection from another site through the bloodstream, from an adjacent area of infection, or by ascending infection from lower urinary tract infection. Strep is an unusual cause of pyelonephritis, and as mentioned previously it would help to know which species of strep you have. Prevention may depend upon this knowledge. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting colds, chest infections and kidney infections ? How can I prevent them. I drink loads of water and eat loads of veg ? Help

Why do I keep getting colds, chest infections and kidney infections ? How can I prevent them. I drink loads of water and eat loads of veg ? Help

See your doctor: If you are getting recurring infections while maintaining a healthy lifestyle, you should definitely speak with your physician about further work up for a cause. ...Read more

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How to prevent kidney infections? I've had about 5, be first time I ever got one it started with a UTI, but now it just goes straight to my kidneys.

How to prevent kidney infections? I've had about 5, be first time I ever got one it started with a UTI, but now it just goes straight to my kidneys.

Testing & cranberry.: If you get urinary infections often, you would benefit from diagnostic testing to see if there's any anatomic issue making you more susceptible to them. Testing the urine is also useful, as you may have a very resistant strain of bacteria you're trying to treat. If that's all OK, cranberry extract daily is useful for UTI prevention. ...Read more

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I got a kidney infection last week and had bad fever. I took antibiotics and I am better. Did this happen because of sex? Is there a way to prevent?

I got a kidney infection last week and had bad fever. I took antibiotics and I am better. Did this happen because of sex? Is there a way to prevent?

UTI: You can get a UTI from having intercourse.Some ways to prevent it is to drink plenty of liquids, especially water, wipe from front to back, empty your bladder soon after intercourse and then drink a full glass of water to help flush bacteria, and avoid potentially irritating feminine products.If you notice a signs of a UTI get rid of it asap so it doesn't progress to your kidneys hope this helped :]. ...Read more

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How do I prevent kidney stones or kidney infection?

How do I prevent kidney stones or kidney infection?

Water, water, water: Drink plenty of water. Dehydration increases the risk of both kidney stones and kidney infections. Think of the water you drink as diluting the other substances in your urine, including the minerals that can cause kidney stones, as well as washing out your urinary system to flush bacteria out of you and into the toilet! in women, frequent urination, wiping front to back reduce infection risks. ...Read more

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What is pyelonephritis?

What is pyelonephritis?

Kidney infection: Pyelonephritis is infection usually bacterial of the kidney. If not treated thoroughly can permanently scar the kidney. Sometimes multiple foci are in the kidney .Children with vesicoureteral reflux, reflux from bladder to kidney, can have problems with episodes of pyelonephritis.However 50% of pyelonephritis is not associated with reflux. Many untreated episodes of pyelo cause of hypertension. ...Read more

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