Kidney Infection (cont.)
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Kidney Infection Treatment
There are a variety of treatments available for kidney infection.
Kidney Infection Self-Care at Home
The majority of kidney infections can be treated effectively at home. As long as adequate oral intake and hydration is maintained and proper antibiotics are taken, treatment may be done adequately in a home setting. Other remedies to control fever or nausea may also be taken at home. Consumption of ample amount of fluid to remain well hydrated and adequate rest are also important steps that can be taken at home.
Kidney Infection Medical Treatment
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The most important component of the treatment of kidney infection is the prompt administration of antibiotics. As soon as the diagnosis of UTI or kidney infection is made by an analysis of urine, antibiotics need to be started. Typically, a strong antibiotic is started first, one which would be effective in treating all typical bacteria suspected of causing the infection. Once the actual bacteria are recovered and their sensitivity is determined, then a different antibiotic may be selected if the bacteria show resistance to the antibiotic that was originally started.
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Acute pyelonephritis is a potentially organ- and/or life-threatening infection that characteristically causes some scarring of the kidney with each infection and may lead to significant damage to the kidney (any given episode), kidney failure, abscess formation (eg, nephric, perinephric), sepsis, or sepsis syndrome/shock/multiorgan system failure.