What are the supportive care options for acute pyelonephritis (kidney infection)?

Updated: Jul 01, 2021
  • Author: Tibor Fulop, MD, PhD, FACP, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Continue supportive care by prescribing antiemetics, antipyretics, analgesics, and urinary tract analgesics as needed. Have the patient complete a 14-day course of oral antibiotics. Evidence suggests that when treating a young, healthy female, the course of treatment can be shortened to 7 days from 14 days, if the antibiotic being used is a fluoroquinolone. Healthy young males should complete a 14-day course.


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