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Kidney Infection Treatments

Treatment

You will be treated with antibiotics. Be sure to take all of the medication. If the infection is not treated correctly or left untreated, the condition can lead to:

  • Sepsis (infection that has spread throughout the body)
  • Chronic infection
  • Scarring of the kidney
  • Permanent kidney damage

In some cases, you may need to stay in the hospital and receive the antibiotics through a vein in your arm.

If you are diagnosed with a kidney infection, follow your doctor's instructions .

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2019 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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