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Can Erythromycin Be Used to Shrink a Renal Cortical Cyst

2014-08-21 00:59

Can Erythromycin Be Used to Shrink a Renal Cortical CystCan erythromycin be used to shrink a renal cortical cyst? This kind of disease may be used for shrinking a renal cortical cyst, but you should know how it works and some side effects that may occur.

What is erythromycin?

Erythromycin belongs in a group of drugs called macrolide antibiotics. Macrolide antibiotics slow the growth of, or sometimes kill, sensitive bacteria by reducing the production of important proteins needed by the bacteria to survive.

Erythromycin is used to treat or prevent many different types of infections caused by bacteria.

How erythromycin works for shrinking a renal cortical cyst?

1. Fight against infection

As mentioned above, erythromycin is a kind of antibiotic. When the cyst enlarges, it is easy to rupture and get infected. Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the common complications of kidney cyst. In addition, bladder infection and kidney infection can also be seen. Antibiotics will be prescribed by your doctor.

2. To sclerose the cyst

When the cyst is too large, surgery may be used to drain the fluid in the cyst. Usually, guided with ultrasound, the doctor will place a very fine needle inject into the cyst, draining out of the fluid. Then, injecting the cyst with a special collection of fluid (normally processed alcohol). Sometimes, erythromycin solution can be used to sclerose the cyst.

Side effects on erythromycin for shrinking renal cortical cyst

1. Long term or large dosage erythromycin can cause some digestive problems such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or abdominal pain.

2. Allergic reaction

3. Damage your liver

Antibiotics can burden the kidneys when it is broken down in the body, producing wastes and toxins. What’s more, erythromycin cannot help you shrink the renal cortical cyst from the root, you may see the recurrence of cysts.

You may as well try Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. Based on Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCM), this therapy can shrink the renal cortical cyst naturally and effectively. Welcome your consultation if you are interested in this therapy.

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