Kidney Infection Treatment Option
A person suffering from kidney infection can be treated in the hospital or also at home, depending on the situation and severity of the infection and also the person’s health state. The severity of the situation can be assessed by the symptoms of kidney infection.
The treatment if the person chose to stay home is by taking prescribed antibiotics. The antibiotic will kill the bacteria inside them and they should feel better within few days. However it is crucial for the person to finish the antibiotic prescribed by their GP to ensure that the infection doesn’t reoccur.
They will need to consume plenty of water to help prevent from dehydration and also fever. Their GP may also prescribe some analgesic if they suffer from any pain.
If the person is treated in the hospital and was suffering from dehydration, then fluids will be administered by using the drip. In most cases, hospitalization will not be more then 3 to 7 days and most of them will be discharged once they’re feeling better.
Blood and urine tests will be taken subsequently by doctors in order to monitor the treatment and the results.
Below are some of the scenarios where an individual will need hospitalization if suffering from kidney infection:
- A person with diabetes
- A person aged over 60
- A person whom have problem urinating
- A person receiving radiation or chemotherapy for their cancer treatment
- A person who suffer from anemia
- A person with kidney infection history
- A person suffering from HIV
- A person with kidney blockage
- A pregnant woman
- A person suffering severe pain or vomiting.
Kidney Infection Prevention
Normally, kidney infection is a direct result from pre-existing infections within the person’s urinary tract. The best prevention to stop kidney infection from happening is to stop the bacteria from infecting urethra and the bladder.
Below is some of kidney infection prevention:
- Always keep yourself hydrated.
- Do not hold on from urinating when you need to
- Wash your genitals before and after sexual intercourse.
- Always wipe from front to back of your anus after defecating. This will help prevent the bacteria spreading to genital.
- Increase fiber intake to reduce or prevent constipation as your risk of getting UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) increases with constipation.
Start consuming cranberry juice more often as this will protect a person from UTI. However a person taking warfarin (blood thinning medication) should not consume cranberry.
A wise man will always advice “the best cure for a disease is to prevent it from happening”.