Kidney Infection (cont.)
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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.
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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.