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What can you do for a kidney infection?

What can you do for a kidney infection?

Take antibiotics: These need 2b appropriate against bacteria causing infection. Means urine should be sent $ culture & sensitivities, then start broad spectrum antibiotic. This can be changed if necessary after culture report taking 48hrs, or if u react adversely to medication. Need antibiotics $ at least 2 weeks. Iv best if fever high. Drink lots of water & rest. May require pain meds. Best discuss with your dr.. ...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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What to do for a kidney infection?

Antibiotics: Pyelonephritis is treated with antibiotics. Either oral or intravenous, depending on the severity. Must be treated under a doctors supervision. ...Read more

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What to do for a kidney infection if breastfeeding?

What to do for a kidney infection if breastfeeding?

Call your Ob: If you are still breast feeding and think you have a bladder infection, call the obstetrician. Certain antibiotics can't be used while you are breast feeding. Additionally, drink lots of water. ...Read more

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What is good for a kidney infection?

What is good for a kidney infection?

Kidney Infection: Kidney infections characterized by fever and flank pain require antibiotic treatment. If severe, hospitalization can be necessary. A urine culture is often needed to help choose the correct antibiotic. Other urinary tract infection such as bladder infections or cystitis cause burning with urination, frequent urination and sometimes blood in the urine. Antibiotics are also needed. ...Read more

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What meds are okay to take for a kidney infection?

What meds are okay to take for a kidney infection?

Those prescribed: Most kidney infections are cause by bacteria, and antibiotics will treat the infection. It is important to take the drug in the dose prescribed for the full duration of the prescription. Talk to your doctor before taking other drugs, especially over-the-counter pain medications. Non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (advil, etc) can cause kidney damage, especially during kidney infections. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a kidney infection to heal?

How long does it take for a kidney infection to heal?

It depends: For a simple bladder infection or urinary tract infection (uti), it should get better within 7-10 days with the right antibiotic. If the infection ascended into your kidney (pyelonephritis), this is more serious and you would generally need stronger antibiotics or intravenous antibiotics. This would take between 1-2 weeks to improve. It also depends on your age and strength of your immune system. ...Read more

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How long would it take for a kidney infection to get worse?

How long would it take for a kidney infection to get worse?

No time frame: There is no time frame for worsening of renal function. There are factors ( like diabetes, high blood pressure and urine infections) which hasten the process. However if you can control above factors ( which you may not be able to do all the time), the decline in renal function can be slowed down till eternity ...Read more

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How much time does it take for a kidney infection to be severe?

Why wait?: if you have a kidney infection, it's better to get treated sooner than later. Pyelo can have complications such as abscess formation, kidney injury, etc. Most can be treated outpatiently with simple antibiotics ...Read more

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What's the probability of being hospitalized for a kidney infection?

Low: The overwhelming majority of urinary tract infections are treated as an out-patient. However, when there is significant fever and evidence that the infection has involved the kidneys themselves then hospitalization may be necessary in order to use IV antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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