Should activity be restricted during recovery from 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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Rest is essential for recovery. Activity should be minimal. The patient should not return to work for 2 weeks, so as to allow time for the infection to be eliminated and for the patient to recover physical strength. Temper this recommendation depending on the physical condition of the patient and the presence of comorbid conditions.


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