Quick Answer: Can Urgent Care Treat Kidney Infection?

Can I get UTI antibiotics over the counter?

Over-the-counter (OTC) antibiotics for a UTI are not available.

You should see your doctor to have your symptoms evaluated.

Your provider may recommend an OTC product called Uristat (phenazopyridine) to numb your bladder and urethra to ease the burning pain during urination..

Should you go to ER for kidney pain?

Seek emergency care if you develop sudden, severe kidney pain, with or without blood in your urine.

Is a kidney infection urgent?

Vasavada says if you suspect a kidney infection, you should go to an urgent care, make an appointment with your general doctor as soon as you can, or go to the emergency department.

What is a severe kidney infection?

Acute pyelonephritis is a sudden and severe kidney infection. It causes the kidneys to swell and may permanently damage them. Pyelonephritis can be life-threatening. When repeated or persistent attacks occur, the condition is called chronic pyelonephritis.

How do I know if my UTI has spread to my kidneys?

A kidney infection is, in essence, a UTI that has spread into the kidneys. While this type of infection is rare, it’s also very dangerous and if you’re experiencing any of the following signs of a kidney infection, you should see a doctor immediately: Upper back or side pain. Fever, shaking or chills.

Can a walk in clinic treat a UTI?

Urgent care centers, like GoHealth Urgent Care, routinely treat UTIs. With extended hours and same-day walk-in appointments, it’s easy to get answers – and relief – from a healthcare professional.

Can Urgent Care treat bladder infections?

Fortunately, you can go to an urgent care for a UTI, and Physicians Immediate Care offers swift, effective, and hassle-free urinary tract infection treatments. You can just walk into one of our many clinics or reserve a time online, and we’ll be happy to treat that and any other illnesses you may have.

How urgent is a kidney infection?

If treated promptly, a kidney infection doesn’t cause serious harm, but will make you feel very unwell. If a kidney infection isn’t treated, it can get worse and cause permanent kidney damage. Symptoms of a kidney infection often come on within a few hours.

How long does kidney pain last with infection?

In mild cases, you will start feeling better in the first 1 or 2 days. It may take several days if you have a more severe infection. With proper treatment there are usually no complications of kidney infection.

Should I go to ER or urgent care for kidney infection?

Although most UTIs can be treated at an urgent care, some symptoms can be a sign of a serious health problem, such as kidney infections, that may warrant an ER visit. These symptoms include: High fever. Shaking and chills.

Where should I go if I have a kidney infection?

You’ll likely start by seeing your family doctor or a general practitioner. If your doctor suspects your infection has spread to your kidneys, you might be referred to a doctor who treats conditions that affect the urinary tract (urologist).

Can Urgent Care help with kidney pain?

If a condition can be treated in urgent care, it’s usually more convenient, more comfortable, and faster for the patient. If a patient is experiencing severe pain, the Emergency Department is the safest option. Kidney stones are usually diagnosed with a CT scan or ultrasound.