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Kidney Infection (cont.)

Kidney Infection Prognosis

Generally, urinary tract and kidney infections are common conditions with an overall favorable outlook.

  • A kidney infection can be managed at home if the infection is diagnosed and treated early with antibiotics.
  • Severe or complicated infections may require more intensive treatment and possible hospitalization.
  • Personal hygiene is important in prevention of recurring kidney infections.
  • Cranberry juice is a simple naturalremedy to prevent recurring kidney infections.

Medically reviewed by Michael Wolff, MD; American Board of Urology


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/2/2014

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