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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

How to Manage Kidney Cyst Infections in PKD

2013-06-22 08:05

How to Manage Kidney Cyst Infection in PKDIs kidney cyst infection affecting your life? If so, knowing how to manage kidney cyst infections in PKD can be helpful to improve your life quality.

You are not alone

It is reported that approximately 30%-50% of people with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) have at least one cyst infection during their lifetime. The infection can occur any portion of the urinary system.

When you have high fever for more than 3 days or abdominal pain, you may be suffering from kidney cyst infection. In this condition, the nephrologist at pkdclinic recommends you to first take a diagnosis. Then, some treatments are needed to manage your infections.

Treatment options for kidney cyst infection

1. Home care: Cranberry is always considered as a natural remedy to prevent and treatment urinary tract infection. Therefore, you are suggested to drink a glass of cranberry juice one daily. In addition, relatively increasing the fluid intake can also help deal with your kidney cyst infection.

2. Personal hygiene: Wash your hand after using the bathroom, wear clean clothes, take showers instead of baths, and urinate after sexual life. Pay attention to these tips in your daily life.

3. Antibiotic treatment: Metronidazole, ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, ampicillin, clindamycin, etc, may be prescribed as antibiotics for treatment of kidney cyst infections. However, some of them may bring side effects, so you should learn to choose correct medication with the doctor’s guidance. If any question, consult the online nephrologist timely.

4. Radiologic and surgical treatment: If you have persistent or recurrent cyst infections, radiologic or surgical procedures may be required.

In most cases, the above methods can help control kidney cyst infection very well for people with Polycystic Kidney Disease. However, they can do little to shrink kidney cyst. To improve your overall health radically, the natural treatment that can dry up your kidney cyst is a must.

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