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Kidney infection

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Kidney infection


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I am a Board-Certified Physician with over 15 years of experience.

I'm reviewing your question and will get back to you shortly.

Thank you

Dear customer

I am sorry to hear about your problem but please do not worry. I will try my best to resolve this issue.

Please give me a little more information and I will help you figure out a solution.

May I know your age and gender?

What are your symptoms, and for how long?

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Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I'm 34 ive been on antibiotics since last Tuesday for a kidney infection and still got pain on the left side im female
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I'm laura
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Antibiotics are cefalexin 500 my 21 capsules ive got 4 left

Thank you for providing the details.

Before I answer your question, I would like to get some more information:

Have your symptoms subsided after taking the antibiotics?

Do you have a fever now?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
No I havnt got no fever but havnt got temperature thing at home to check
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Last week when they put me on the antibiotics I done a urine sample it went to the lab and it came back with bacteria in there
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Just the pain on left side hasn't gone down since been on the antibiotics

Dear customer,

Thank you for staying online,

I am sorry to hear about your problem, and I can understand how uncomfortable you may be feeling, but hopefully, we can resolve this.

Antibiotics are the drug of choice to cure kidney infection.

You should complete the course of antibiotics. If still after the 4 left capsules, your symptoms persist, then it would be best to get back to your doctor, and you may be prescribed other antibiotics/IV antibiotics accordingly.

Till then, the following is recommended for you:

-You can take a tab. Ibuprofen 400mg from the counter. It is available at your pharmacy as OTC (over the counter) without prescription & should help you greatly.

-Apply heat in the form of a warm wash cloth applied to the area for 10 minutes or so 2 or 3 times a day increase blood flow to the area, allowing to subside the inflammation.

All of this should help you greatly

I hope I have been able to clarify the situation for you and helped in resolving your query.

Thank you

I am available to answer any follow-up questions that you may have, so please feel free to ask.

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Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Ok thank u

You are very welcome! I am glad I was able to help.

If you still have any follow-up questions, please feel free to ask. I am right here to answer you.

I wish you good health and get well soon.