I have had kidney infections before. I found heat helps with the pain. You can get ThermoCare Heat packs meant for the back. If you attach it a bit higher than the back and towards the side it helps. It stays hot for 8 hours.
How long it is painful depends on how well or how quickly the meds work. Your doctor or pharmacist may be able to answer this question better.
I had servel kidney infection. And the pain is unbariable. I couldnt talk sleep or think. My mom treated me with all natural medicine and it took a week to go away. The pain goes from your back to your stomach none stop pain. I drank alot of green tea with some vitamins and cranberry juice help me out alot.
Another quick thought. The natural medicines made me think about it. Not until you are done your antibiotics, but once you are done taking acidophilus (health bacteria) will prevent the yeast infection that often comes after a course of antibiotics. You want to make sure to get a good brand with lots of different bacterium. I use Natural Factors.
I had to use Ciprofloxin to get rid of my kidney infection. That stuff is nasty on the side effect profile, but works.
Well, I didn't know I had it. That was the problem. I just woke up one morning and was in excruciating pain! It was than that I went to my doc's and had a urine sample done and found out I had a bad kidney infection. It is not easy for me to tell if I have an infection, cuz I am usually always in pain in my lower back due to Endo! I was put on Macrobid for 10 days. And I think the pain is subsiding now. Thank god! That did help tho!
So, I was just put on Ciprofloxacin. Anyone been on it before?? My kidney infection has not gone away yet! Now, I have to go for an ultrasound! They think my Endo is preventing me from peeing to get rid of it! HELP!!
Do you know if your Dr ordered an "urine culture" ?
Some drs just order the "dip stick" test.
Then they most often prescribe Cipro.
If a culture is done, a test will be done to determine what the cause of the infection is and which med is best to treat such infection. Sorry to sound repetitious! :(
I did 2 urine tests and I think with the second one they sent it to be checked for the bacteria count or something. No idea if it has come in yet.
They put me on Cirpo but I am having like an allergic reaction to it. The palms of my hands are itchy and my feet are itchy! I tried Benadryl but it just made me feel sick! So, I stopped taking both (with advice from a nurse). I have just been drinking Cranberry juice now. And the pain seems to be going away! So, let's hope it goes away this time!
And the ultrasound went good but it was pointless!! It didn't show anything!! Didn't show infection or my Endo!!! So, just another pointless test!!!
Thank you for your response!! It helps lots!
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