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Kidney Infection, what should I eat?
xTyDye posted:
I've had a kidney infection for the past week, just went to the doctor's 2 days ago and got antibiotics. However I keep getting really dehydrated and turned away from food. I feel like I can't eat enough, and when I take my antibiotic it makes me really nauseous. Are there any foods that I can eat that give me a lot of nutrients and are easy on my stomach? I've been instructed to drink cranberry juice to flush out my kidneys, and I've been mixing a little water and pedialyte with it.
rozsmith86 responded:
i continually fight kidney infections and unfortunatley even after seeing 2 kidney specialists they cant figure it out, but i definitly understand EXACTLY where your coming from. i like to eat beans, kidney beans, white beans, etc. they are filling, packed with protein and easy to digest...beano is obviously a staple in my medicine cabinet haha. but thats what i eat when im having an infection "outbreak" also drink LOTS of water and pedialyte is good too. i hope for your sake the infections dont continue like mine do. as for the sickness with the antibiotics try taking them on a full stomach or with a glass of milk.
mariannar replied to rozsmith86's response:
Unless the antibiotic is a Cipro , Levaquin or Avelox which should not be taken with milk, milk products or mineral supplements such as calcium or iron, which can make these antibiotics less effective.

I would also be cautious about a diet that is high in protein until the infection heals to avoid adding extra strain on the kidney.

You may want to try taking the antibiotics with food or snack to decrease nausea.

Louise_WebMD_Staff responded:
Ouch on the kidney infection. I encourage you to ask this question over on our Kidney Disorders group or the Bladder community.
~Louise Senior Community Moderator

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