Question by  shahul7ster (5)

Will Cephalexin treat a kidney infection?


Answer by  patti (29325)

Cephalexin is used to treat infections that are caused by certain types of bacteria. The medication is popular in the treatment of ear infections, upper respiratory infections and urinary tract infections. The physician will determine what is causing the kidney infection and prescribe accordingly.


Answer by  worker9181 (47)

Since bacteria are not all the same, different antibiotics need to be used based on which bacteria is causing the problem. Cephalexin is a cephalosporin, which work by disrupting the way that the bacteria make their cell wall. If the infection is caused by MRSA, B. fragilis, Pseudomonas, Enterobacter, P. mirabilis, or a few other bacteria, it will not work.


Answer by  worker7186 (198)

Cephalexin, also know as Kelflex and Biocef, in its self is used to treat a number of bacterial infections. One of which is a Kidney infection.


Answer by  MattK (1713)

Cephalexin may be used to treat a kidney infection, but it must be stressed that no doctor worth his or her weight in medicine is going to indiscriminantly place you on an antibiotic unless you have first had a blood culture taken to help pinpoint the specific organism and the best treament option.

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