Is There Any Way to Repair Kidney Disease Without Having Antibiotics

Posted by N (Hunt. Bch, CA) on 02/07/2008

Hi Ted, I have a bad kidney infection. Went to the emergency room and had Saline IV and morphine but tests did not show infection. Two days later I saw my doctor at his office. According to my doctor my urine was packed with white cells and blood. He prescribed an antibiotic. I had an allergic reaction (rash and burning of mucus membranes) four hours after the first pill. I stopped taking the antibiotic. I am deadly afraid of taking any antibiotics due to the fact that I had a Stevens-Johnson Syndrome reaction after a surgery in 2005. That reaction caused burning organs that I had to drink 2 gallons of water per day to try to quench the internal burning sensation. The intense itching made me feel like I was going insane and kept me from sleeping for at least six weeks. My skin burned from the inside out. My skin peeled and handfulls of hair fell out for weeks after that event. I have read that future Stevens-Johnson reactions can be fatal and must be avoided at all costs. Now the doctor is insisting I take a different antibiotic to replace the first one. But the new one has a warning about Stevens-Johnson listed on the pharmacy printout. Since that SJS in 2005 I have had trouble with my kidneys, my anti-diuretic hormone is low and if I drink normal amounts of water (6 glasses a day) I pee like crazy. My urine output quickly becomes double what my water intake is. I get dehydrated by drinking water now. One endocrinologist called it Diabetes Insipidus, but he couldn't help me resolve it. Two endo's were unable to help me. Now I have this kidney infection. Is there any way of clearing it up without antibiotics and without ending up with kidney damage? My doctor has me really scared that if I don't take the antibiotics I will damage my kidney beyond repair. But I am afraid of dying from Stevens-Johnson. Can you help?

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

There is a couple of remedies helpful in getting rid of the kidney infection. The easiest I used is D-Mannose, such as 1/4 teaspoon of it in 1/2 glass of water plus 1/4 teaspoon of xylitol. Those two are rather safe to use, and both prevents the infection from sticking to the kidneys. However, I may add 10 drops of 3% food grade H2O2.

If the remedy is not working, I may also try 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/8 teaspoon of sodium citrate in 1/2 glass of water plus 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt. Sea salt generally helped me a lot with bladder problems, so that is why some sea salt is added. Whenever drinking too much salt and electrolytes get severely depleted and this could cause the body to leak more water. Hence one way to prevent depletion is 1/2 glass of water plus 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt, plus 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda and some magnesium citrate supplements. Urine output may reduce with the addition of sea salt and baking soda, but if both are added together may cause a laxative effect on the stool. But the good news is that the toxin overload is cleared by the stool and this will reduce the toxin overload on the kidney side.

In the past I have used various remedies to resolve kidney infection from 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1 glass of water twice a day, to 1/2 teaspoon of sea should be noted that WHENEVER I HAVE A URINARY TRACT INFECTION, it has always been that the salt concentration of my urine is ALWAYS LOW. I have a conductivity meter, where ideal conductivity is around 4500-5000 siemens and if I do have it it's always below this. So I take anywhere from 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt in one glass of water to 1 full teaspoon. The nice thing about this is I only take one SINGLE DOSE and it goes away little by little.

In another instance I have an aunt who also had kidney infection and she took roughly 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda twice a day, since she already ate some salty food, the sea salt was not needed. It resolved her kidney problem in 3 days after suffering for about at least 1/2 year or so.

In another case of a tougher kidney problem was taking cranberry juice, with sea salt 1/4 teaspoon in 1/2 cup, plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda. The cranberry juice had d-mannose, and baking soda has alkalizing effect, while the salt kills the bacteria by hyperosmosis. I also found that if I can't get d-mannose, a xylitol would do, such as 1/2 teaspoon of xylitol plus some hydrogen peroxide and perhaps some sea salt.

What I do know about your frequent volume of urine is that the electrolytes is depleted and can help with taking electrolyte salts, or for me a simpler sea salt would do. Raising the concentration of salt to normal parameters and raising the bicarbonates in my opinion is at least needed. The reason is simple: excess urine looses both electrolyte salts and bicarbonates. However an effective form of bicarbonates for more severe problems is the use of sodium citrate, such as 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda plus 1/4 teaspoon of citric acid will get you a weak form of sodium citrate, in case sodium citrate can't be found.

Feel free to email me and if I have more time, I might send other more information on this matter. However a colloidal silver may also help, but it should be added with a couple of drops of H2O2 3% before taking it to increase its potency.

Replied by Mary
Los Angeles, California, USA

I found this post a few months ago, and it might help me with a lifelong problem and change my life. Thank you so much Earth Clinic. I have a lot of benefits to report since discovering you about a year ago, and will start with this post.

For now, I want to add more to the discussion on diabetes insipidus and urinary incontinence. I have had the symptoms of diabetes insipidus for many years, and over the years have of course gone to many doctors who didn't know what to advise.

Diabetes insipidus is not related to the well known disease of diabetes mellitus. Diabetes mellitus is an insulin-related disease (I believe either the pancreas doesn't produce it, or the body is resistant to it).

With diabetes insipidus, I believe the problem is with the hormone that concentrates urine: vasopressin. I think vasopressin is also called anti-diuretic hormone. I believe diabetes insipidus has two causes. Either the hypothalmus doesn't produce the anti-diuretic hormone (neurogenic DI), or the kidney is resistant to it (nephrogenic DI).

Some recent research may have identified a genetic cause, and the precise genes, that cause diabetes insipidus: (That article is more about "the opposite" of DI, in which the body can't expel urine because of too much vasopressin.)

I have not yet been tested for DI, but am hopeful that there might be a medical name for the problem I've had for such a long time, and that I might finally have a way to deal with it.

One question I have right now is whether or not DI can occur at various degrees of severity. Sometimes my urine does properly concentrate. When the problem does occur, however, my urine colorless and odorless, and exceeds the amount of fluid I've taken in (which always seemed impossible, so I thought I was wrong about that apparent observation until learning about this). It also coincides with increased thirst.

I've never dehydrated or had a serious emergency. For me, it's just a huge, huge ongoing problem in my life. Sometimes I'm almost normal. Sometimes the problem is very present. Usually I have the tendency.

It seems to be related to diet. I was recently reading about hypercalcemia as one of the possible causes of DI, and the relation of hypercalcemia to parathyroid hormone. I currently think maybe, perhaps, possibly, that this might be a related issue for me. Five years ago, I tested positive for thyroid antibodies. About six months ago, I also discovered I have a hard lump in my neck, and I think it might be a parathyroid adenoma. (It has shrunk about 30 percent or more since I've been following alkalinzation recommendations and other safe remedies I've learned about here. THANK YOU again.)

I don't eat sugar, and giving it up is one of the most beneficial things I've ever done for my health.

But the incontinence problem (colorless, odorless urine) has not completely gone away. It coincides with a sense of malaise that is very hard to describe, and I think it might be triggered by milk products. (Hypercalcemia seems like a real possibility for me. ) I tried the cottage cheese recipe from the Budwig Diet (and I absolutely love it), but it seems to cause the DI-like problem. I haven't systematically paid attention to this yet, but I went without dairy for some years when my incontinence problem was severe (near-total incontinence around age 45), and the incontinence subsided a lot within about six months during that time. With cottage cheese, it seems to come back. I'm not sure about this, but the milk/hypercalcemia possibility is something I'm going to be paying attention to now that I've learned about DI and possible causes.

As soon as I can afford it, I'll be asking a doctor if it would make sense to get tested for DI (there are effective tests for it), and hypercalcemia, and again for thyroid antibodies. I'll also have the lump looked at.

Personally, I would go to a lot of trouble (diet, lifestyle, sleep, etc.) to avoid surgery for anything, including the lump in my neck, which I'm happy to say is shrinking, but if the lump is a parathyroid tumor, and if it doesn't keep shrinking and go away completely, and if I ever did decide to have it surgically removed, I would probably go here: