How can I treat a mild kidney infection?

Antibiotics. See a physician, get a urine culture and get a prescription for antibiotics based on the culture results.

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What are the signs and how can you treat kidney infection?

Antibiotic Treatment. Kidney bacterial infections require antibiotic treatment. Most common symptoms can include pain with urination, frequency, hesitation, back or abdominal pain, fever, nausea and cloudy, bloody or foul-smelling urine. Chronic or untreated infections can damage kidneys. Diagnosis requires urinalysis and urine culture. Read more...
What symptoms. Need more information about your symptoms. Do you have your urinary frequency, urgency or pain with urination. If so these could be consistent with bladder or urinary tract infection. If positive this can be treated with a course of antibiotics usually seven to ten days. Read more...

What are the symptoms of a kidney infection and how is it treated?

Pain, burning. Kidney infections usually have the same symptoms as utis (burning with urination, increased frequency), now associated with pain in the flank, especially with percussion. Also, pyelonephritis (as a kidney infection is known) is often associated with high fever. Read more...

What are the symptoms of a kidney infection? What can happen if not treated? I think I might have something like that.

Several. One could experience painful urination, frequency, blood in the urine, back pain, feverish, a possible odor to the urine, the feeling of urgency, etc. If the infection was not treated, then it could progress to a more serious infection such as urosepsis, and/or hydronephrosis, etc. Get evaluated and treated best wishes. Read more...

I hate taking medicine. What can I do to treat kidney infections?

Cranberry juice. It is good to prevent UTI esp in women. However, their ability to cure infection is suspect at best. If the infection is mild, you can try it with a close attention to see if not better in a few days then you need antibiotics. Note, if you actually mean kidney infection (pyelonephritis) i.e. Fever or loin pain + UTI i would treat promptly with antibiotics through your doctor. Read more...
Pyelonephritis. If you truly have a kidney infection, you will have severe pain and fever and be very ill many pts with this condition need i've antibiotics and a hospital stay.. Read more...

Is it safe to treat myself for a kidney infection if I have the meds?

Yes, but.. You could also do your own surgery if you wanted. The question isn't can you treat, but should you treat. If you are not familiar with treating pyelonephritis or related conditions, i would leave it to a professional. What if you have side effects? Who will you call at that point? As a physician, i avoid prescribing anything for myself. As a patient, you should do the same. Read more...