What is good for a kidney infection?

Kidney Infection. Kidney infections characterized by fever and flank pain require antibiotic treatment. If severe, hospitalization can be necessary. A urine culture is often needed to help choose the correct antibiotic. Other urinary tract infection such as bladder infections or cystitis cause burning with urination, frequent urination and sometimes blood in the urine. Antibiotics are also needed.
Kidney infection. A kidney infection is more severe than a bladder infection. Symptoms usually include fever, shaking chills, back pain, and nausea or vomiting. Treatment is with lots of fluids and antibiotics like Ciprofloxacin or trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (bactrim, septra) orally for 7-14 days, if the patient is not vomiting. If vomiting is present, then the patient needs IV antibiotics in the hospital.

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7 month old had kidney infection- he's fine now and his kidneys look good on imaging. Are there any long term effects from this serious infection?

Underlying cause? The biggest issue when a baby has a urinary tract infection is to determine whether he has an underlying reason for the infection. Normal ultrasound imaging is reassuring. My other recommendation is to be alert for a recurrence. If this would happen other studies would need to be done to rule out reflux problems from the bladder to the ureter. This can cause recurrent infections. Read more...
Depends on variables. I rarely see this in males and then in 2 groups. Those that are not circumcised have a higher rate, as do those with abnormalities of the urinary tract. It seems the foreskin can trap urine and predispose to uti's in just under 1%.If urine travels backward toward the kidneys (reflux) during bladder emptying, there is also more risk. Your doc will monitor, for most it is a transient issue. Read more...

I had a kidney infection I've been on meds for about four days, today I feel weak, sleepy, shaky, sick to my stomach all around not good cod this be from the infection or something else?

Check with your doct. By four days you should really be feeling better. We usually see a clinical improvement within 48 hours. This could be because of the infection so check with your doctor right away. Read more...
Infection. It sounds like the antibiotics aren't clearing the infection as desired. See your doctor again. Kidney infections can become very serious if not treated aggressively. Read more...