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What is the treatment for kidney inflammation?

Hi, I recently suffered kidney inflamation from infection. It was extremely painful. I was under antibiotics for 1 week. However, after 2 weeks, I'm feeling the UTI is still there and my kidney is starting to hurt again. Can I get antibiotics from my pharmacist? Thanks
Thu, 10 Apr 2014
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Hello and welcome to health care magic.
The infection of kidney is called pyelonephritis and it is not easy to get it fully cured like a regular UTI. The return of the symptoms suggest that the infection has not completely subsided and you require higher antibiotics. You cannot get them from your pharmacist.
My advice is to visit a Urologist and he will do a urine culture and antibiotic sensitivity and Ultrasound scan of abdomen.
Then you will be admitted and will start on antibiotic injections for a week, depending on the test result.
Hope this discussion will be helpful to you.
Thank you.
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