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If you catch a kidney infection early enough will you still need i.V. Antibiotics?
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Dr. Jared Fialkow
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Kidney infection
Most urinary tract infections can be treated with oral antibiotics.
The usual situations where IV antibiotics are necessary are if the infection does not improve with oral antibiotics (often requires more than one course) or if the patient has nausea and vomiting and cannot take oral antibiotics. Otherwise, most people can be treated at home with oral medications.

In brief: Kidney infection
Most urinary tract infections can be treated with oral antibiotics.
The usual situations where IV antibiotics are necessary are if the infection does not improve with oral antibiotics (often requires more than one course) or if the patient has nausea and vomiting and cannot take oral antibiotics. Otherwise, most people can be treated at home with oral medications.
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
In brief: In Kids-No
Recent research in children demonstrates that IV antibiotics are usually not needed.

In brief: In Kids-No
Recent research in children demonstrates that IV antibiotics are usually not needed.
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