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Can a kidney infection get better without Antiboitics?

Can a kidney infection get better without Antiboitics?

Possibly: If the infection was associated with a kidney stone and the infection was proximal to it (above) then antibiotics may not be needed. ...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 complete an entire course of antibioitcs to treat a kidney infection?

Why is it important to complete an entire course of antibioitcs to treat a kidney infection?

See below: Symptoms can disappear with partial treatment. If you do not complete the course of treatment, the residual bacteria may flare up again. Partial treatment also promoted antibiotic resistance in bacteria.
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How long being on amoxicillin for a kidney infection before I start noticing improvement? I've had. 6 doses and a dose of IV antiobiotic. Strep bacte

How long being on amoxicillin for a kidney infection before I start noticing improvement? I've had. 6 doses and a dose of IV antiobiotic. Strep bacte

Pyelonephritis: If you have not had a longer period of treatment than it may be several days or more before the inflammation in your kidneys begins to recede and your symptoms diminish. Your prior question did not indicate how few doses you have had. Symptomatic improvement can lag significantly behind elimination of the causative agent. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Kidney infection treatment, is blood transfusion the best way to go?

Kidney infection treatment, is blood transfusion the best way to go?

Antibiotics: Antibiotic is the best treatment for infection (including kidney infection)- not blood transfusion. If your doctor gave you blood transfusion- likely your doctor has other reason to support decision on transfusion. D/w your md for detail. ...Read more

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Can I take leftover antibiotic for kidney infection?

Can I take leftover antibiotic for kidney infection?

No. Not a good idea.: No. Need a full course of antibiotics to treat an infection, and "leftovers" might not provide you with enough medicine to treat the infection. Also, not all antibiotics treat urinary infections. A "leftover" antibiotic from a previous skin infection, for example, might not work for your present urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Had an antibiotic for kidney infection (to take 4 x per day) but fell asleep for 16 hrs and missed 3 doses. Felt better, now feel worse. Resistance?

Had an antibiotic for kidney infection (to take 4 x per day) but fell asleep for 16 hrs and missed 3 doses. Felt better, now feel worse. Resistance?

You should: Resume your antibiotics immediately. Partial treatment is better than no treatment in this case. Resistance is possible but not likely, unless you repeatedly miss your doses. If you develop flank pain or fever, consult with your doctor again. ...Read more

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Iv been put on antibiotic for kidney infection. Iv had watery stools since the first day with cramps. Do I need to take probiotics if so what kind?

Iv been put on antibiotic for kidney infection. Iv had watery stools since the first day with cramps. Do I need to take probiotics if so what kind?

Could help: Bacillus, bifidobacterium, enterococcus, lactobacillus, saccharomyces, or streptococcus have all been shown to help. It would have been better to take it before you got diarrhea though. Saccharomyces has been studied the most. ...Read more

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How do you get kidney infections?

How do you get kidney infections?

Starts bladder: Starts bladder in some infection progresses to kidney. Some because of anatomical event causing urine to reflux to kidney. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How painful is a kidney infection?

How painful is a kidney infection?

Will vary.: Kidney infections are serious and require prompt treatment with the right antibiotic. Flank pain is the most common symptom and can range from mild flank discomfort to severe flank pain with fever, nausea, and vomiting. If you think you have a kidney infection, see your physician as soon as you can for evaluation and urine culture. ...Read more

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How serious is a kidney infection?

Extremely: Antibiotics are not causing the fever, the infection is. They might be making the nausea from infection worse, which can sometimes be helped if take w/food. If vomiting up all food/drink, then will need hospitalized for IV antibiotics. Untreated kidney (or other) infection can spread, cause sepsis and death--that is why they are treated. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How can I treat a kidney infection?

How can I treat a kidney infection?

Antibiotics: A patient with a kidney infections (pyelonephritis) should be treated with an appropriate antibiotic and be kept well hydrated after being seen by a physician. Depending on the situation this can be done in the hospital or at home however, if a patient is not improving on a given regimen then the treatment must be re-evaluated promptly. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more