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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 can you do for a UTI that recurs?

What can you do for a UTI that recurs?

See a urologist: Utis can recur if infecting organism isn't sensitive to the antibiotic. May be due to lifestyle: failing to urinate after sex, synthetic underwear especially thongs, constipation, bubble baths & bathing rather than taking showers, holding back on urination. ?Anatomic problem, best evaluated by a urologist. When UTI free try preventatives such cranberry juice, gelcaps or tablets & also probiotics. ...Read more

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What could you do to prevent a kidney failure for a diabetic?

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What could you do to prevent a kidney failure for a diabetic?

Diabetes checked: Keep your diabetes well checked and maintain hemoglobin A1c level close to 6.0. Dcct(diabetic control and complication trial), a large multicenter collaborative study proved that good diabetic control prevented the development of renal failure or slowed down the progression of already developed diabetic nephropathy. ...Read more

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What to do if i might have a kidney infection?

What to do if i might have a kidney infection?

Confirm Dx...: "pain over kidneys' and a few white or red blood cells in urine alone will not say or assume someone gets kidney infection. Instead, good history, proper physicals, properly collected urinalysis with or without imaging studies for urinary tract under knowlwdgeable experienced doctor can reasonably confirm if someone gets kidney infection. So, see doctor timely. ...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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What can you do for a urinary tract infection that recurs?

What can you do for a urinary tract infection that recurs?

Treat it: See your doctor about getting treatment for the recurrence. You will want to discuss possible reasons for the infection and how to prevent further infection. ...Read more

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What symptoms do you get for a kidney stone...

What symptoms do you get for a kidney stone...

Variable: A stone may be silent and symptomless, it may cause excruciation pain, a colic, bleeding in urine, infection in the kidney etc. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/kidney-stones/basics/symptoms/con-20024829 ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a kidney infection?

How to tell if I have a kidney infection?

Burning on urination: Burning on urination is a symptom of a urinary tract infection. You need to have a urinalysis done to see if you have a kidney infection and a urine culture will determine the exact organism. ...Read more

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What can I do for kidney infectoin what can I do for kidney infectoin?

What can I do for kidney infectoin what can I do for kidney infectoin?

Kidney infection: See a physician and have some urine sent off for a culture so your doctor can see if there is a bacterium causing your infection. The doctor will start you on some antibiotics. If this is a common problem, you may need an ultrasound of your kidneys to see if you have an obstruction to your urine's outflow. ...Read more

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What antibiotics do I need for a kidney infection?

What antibiotics do I need for a kidney infection?

Depends on culture: Usually a urine culture is sent before antibiotics are started. If no culture data were available, Ciprofloxacin or Levofloxacin would be a good choice. But there are plenty of resistant strains out there. Best to get a culture! ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a kidney infection or a urinary tract infection ?

UTI: Kidney infections are more serious and cause fever, chills, flank pain and cloudy urine classically. Bladder infections usually cause urinary frequency and burning and at times there can be blood in the urine. Cultures are done to document infection and identify the offending organism. ...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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How can you tell if you have a kidney infection ?

How can you tell if you have a kidney infection ?

Pyelonephritis: This disease often manifests with back pain, high fevers, chills, generalized malaise and sepsis. You can conceivably have chronic kidney infection without the classic symptoms, as with tuberculosis, etc., but this is not something you diagnose by yourself. See a good clinician if you think you may have a uti, get evaluated, diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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What can I do to help a urine infection?

What can I do to help a urine infection?

Antibiotics: After you give a urine sample to your physician. Other infections can cause bladder infections and other diseases can cause similar symptoms. First start with a urine sample. ...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


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Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis) (Definition)

A condition in which the kidneys become inflamed due to an infection, usually caused by bacteria. ...Read more