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Will Penicillin Help A Kidney Infection
Will cenfindir or penicillin treat a uti/ kidney infection ? In pain all week and the more in depth research I do I am 100% positive
Yes: Not as common as quinolones (eg cipro) or sulfa drugs (trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole), the antibiotics you mentioned can be used to treat uti's, depending on how common it is to find bacteria that is sensitive to- your prescribing doctor should have an idea regarding this issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Two reasons: 1) just like infections that you get on your skin (large zit, abscess, ingrown nail), the resulting response will cause inflammation in and around the organ. The inflammation also results in swelling. 2) since the kidney is surrounded by a tough membrane called the capsule, swelling increasing the pressure in the kidney, which can also register as pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fever with back pain: I look for fever - sometimes high fever - along with one sided back pain above the belt line. The urinalysis will show white cells and bacteria. Many people with kidney infections "look ill." an important variation, however, is kidney infection or even bladder infection in older people. They may have fewer or less obvious symptoms - or even mental status changes - and get quite sick.Get evaluated. ...Read more
Pain / fever: Pain in the kidney area and fever are suggestive of pyelonephritis. This can be a very serious infection causing other systemic signs such as nausea, weakness, lightheadedness, etc. This type of infection is diagnosed with a urine culture, some blood work and occasionally radiology examination. It might require IV or long term oral antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kidney Infection:: A kidney infection (pyelonephritis) occurs when bacteria travels through the blood stream or through the urinary tract to cause an infection in the kidneys. Women experience more urinary tract infections that men because the shorter urethra. The symptoms are fever, flank pain, frequency and urgency in urination. Elderly women may not have any symptom with infection or experience delirum. ...Read more
Try IC diet: Google ic help. If no response need to see urogyn if woman. ...Read more
All your own: Most kidney infections arise from our own flora that's migrated from the environment up into the wrong place: the urinary tract. Post-coitus uti's are common but they are w/our own flora. Persons can have alterations in their microbial flora if they have a change in environment (i.e.:a hospital stay) ; then become infected with those organisms if present in the wrong place at the right time. ...Read more
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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