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Doctor insights on: Treating A Kidney Infection

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I just finished treating a kidney infection about two months.Ago. Is it possible to have another already?

I just finished treating a kidney infection about two months.Ago. Is it possible to have another already?

Yes: If you have one urinary tract infection, there may a predisposing factor to make you prone to others. Age makes some causes more likely; young women are more likely to get episodes of cystitis (bladder infection) following sexual intercourse. Older women may get them from anatomical changes after childbirths, or dry vaginal walls. But if they become recurrent, see gynecologist and/or urologist. ...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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Why is it important to drink lots of fluid while treating a kidney infection?

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 Why is it important to drink lots of fluid while treating a kidney infection?

Here are some...: Drinking a lot of fluid will naturally induce more urine production so to fill up urinary bladder faster for peeing more often, thus to greatly decrease the duration for the offending germs to duplicate and grow. Of course, the bladder ability to empty also plays an important role to enhance germ elimination. More on healthy issues? Contact www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login... Best... ...Read more

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How effective is cefixime (Suprax) for treating a kidney infection?

How effective is cefixime (Suprax) for treating a kidney infection?

Suprax (cefixime): Suprax (cefixime) can be used to treat pyelonephritis (depending on organism). ...Read more

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What medicine do they use for treating kidney infections?

Depends: Antibiotics are chosen based on type of bacteria in the urine. Urine culture is done to identify the bacteria and the antibiotics they are sensitive to. ...Read more

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Kidney infections symtoms?

Several: A kidney infection is different from a bladder infection (cystitis). It has gone higher up the urinary tract. For this reason, symptoms my be different. This is usually quite serious and may cause fever, chills, pain on the affected side in the upper back, nausea and vomiting and pain with urination. One may have pain inn the flank and along the gutter of the abdomen. Don't delay, get seen now. ...Read more

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What is a kidney infection?

What is a kidney infection?

Microbe in kidney: Microorganisms can gain access to the kidneys from the blood stream or ascend from the lower urinary tract (bladder). Infections can be caused by a bacteria, virus, fungal, parasite or other invader that can multiple in the organ. ...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