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How long does it take to recover from pyelonephritis?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Acute pyelonephritis

Clinically with proper antibiotic therapy weeks.
Antibiotic therapy may be seven to fourteen days depending on health of individual and type of bacteria.Pyelonephritis affecting cortex of kidney may take 6 months to entirely heal in children as far as normal anatomy of kidney.

In brief: Acute pyelonephritis

Clinically with proper antibiotic therapy weeks.
Antibiotic therapy may be seven to fourteen days depending on health of individual and type of bacteria.Pyelonephritis affecting cortex of kidney may take 6 months to entirely heal in children as far as normal anatomy of kidney.
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Dr. Ayman Jabr
Family Medicine
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In brief: 1 week

One week.

In brief: 1 week

One week.
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Symptoms can resolve in about a week or even less with appropriate antibiotics. But, the usual treatment with oral antibiotics is 10 to 14 days.
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Varies

Everybody heals at different rates.
It depends on how bad your infection is to begin with. Mild symptoms usually go away faster than severe symptoms. Also, it depends on how susceptible the bacteria is to the antibiotic. Pyelonephritis usually requires antibiotics for 2 weeks, but you usually feel better a few days after being treated.

In brief: Varies

Everybody heals at different rates.
It depends on how bad your infection is to begin with. Mild symptoms usually go away faster than severe symptoms. Also, it depends on how susceptible the bacteria is to the antibiotic. Pyelonephritis usually requires antibiotics for 2 weeks, but you usually feel better a few days after being treated.
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