KIDNEY INFECTION

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HOPE4ALICIA
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   Posted 7/19/2009 9:19 AM (GMT -7)   

HELLO . I WAS WONDEERING IF A END STAGE LIVER FAILUR PATIENT CAN HAVE ANTIBODITICES BY MOUTH TO TREAT KIDNEY IN INFECTION OR DO TREATMENTS HAVE TO BE BY IV. MY SIS IS IN A SMALL TOWN WHERE THE MEDICAL TREATMENT IS LASS THAN PAR. SHE IS BEING REVIEWD BY THE mayo clinic FOR A POSSIBLE EVALUATION AND THAT COULD TAKE 15-20 DAY TO GET A REPLAY, HOSPICES WILL NOT GIVE iv TREATMENT AND THEY SAY THAT BY MOUTH ANTIBIOTICS WILL NOT BREAK DONW DUE TO THE LESS THAN 20% FUNCTION. ANY HELP OUT THERe?   I GUESS I CUOLD TAKE HERE TO THE ER AND HAVE HER EVALUATED AND ADMIMTTED AGAIN FOR HER POSSable UTI . Thanks and our prayers are with each on of you.


hep93
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   Posted 7/19/2009 11:21 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi, Hope4Alicia, and welcome.  A kidney infection and UTI (urinary tract infection) are 2 different things.  Since a UTI is normally treated with a sulfa drug, you might try calling your local pharmacy and speak to the pharmacist about the advisability of a sulfa drug for someone with end-stage liver disease.  However, since your sister needs to be evaluated to find out if she has a UTI or kidney infection--or neither of these--I would advise you to take her to the ER.  A sulfa drug would have to be prescribed if she tests positive for a UTI, or possibly a cillin or mycin type drug for kidney infection.  Be sure to let the ER physicians and nurse know that your sister has liver disease.

Hope this helps.

Connie


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1Shelly1
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   Posted 7/19/2009 12:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Hope4Alicia and welcome to HW. Connie is abso;utely correct. Kidney infection and a UTI are definately 2 different things and treated with different medications. Both are painful and can lead to more serious problems if not treated. I agree, if your sister is ill and needs medical attention she should go to the ER. Again, it is VERY important that you let them know she has liver disease. Even when the Dr writes an Rx you make sure to repeat again that she has liver disease. Some medications can not be taken when liver disease is present. Better to be safe then sorry.
 Shelly
 

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HOPE4ALICIA
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   Posted 7/19/2009 3:03 PM (GMT -7)   
coonie thanks for the info ...hugs from myself and Alicia!

Pink Grandma
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   Posted 7/20/2009 8:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Hope4Alicia, since Connie and Shelly already answered your question I just wanted to welcome you to HealingWell. Come here anytime if you have a question or just need to vent. We have some very educated and compassionate people here...........

thoughts and prayers for both you and Alicia.
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HOPE4ALICIA
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   Posted 7/20/2009 3:16 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks and i will!
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