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how to get rid of a pilonidal cyst

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Surgery: Surgical excision is the only way to get rid of a pilonidal cyst.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
Not possible: Don't waste your money on home remedies - they don't work and often times introduce or worsen pre-existing infection. There is a range of treatment o ... Read More
Dr. Allen Kamrava
14 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
You don't: Pilonidal cysts need to be fully excised from your body. This should not be done on your own - you can cause significant complications. I strongly urg ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
40 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Not usually: A pilonidal cyst usually comes to attention when it gets infected and has become an abscess. That usually needs to be drained. Once the infection is ... Read More
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Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Infected?: Abx will NOT cure a pilonidal cyst. They can help clear the infection and surrounding cellulitis that can occur when the cyst becomes infected. .... ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Surgery: Pilonidal cysts are generally only cured by surgical excision of the area, and can recur however uneven if this is done. See a surgeon with experience ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Not much: If you already have a cyst, because it needs to be removed if it is causing repeated infections. Show it to surgeon for alternatives you have at this ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Re-infection: Most likely pus re-accumulated , most likely need to drain it out again . Under go definitive procedure so it will not recur . Speak to your surgeon ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Sorkin
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
2: Should definitely bring someone with you. Although it's a common procedure which is very safe, you will receive powerful narcotics and/ or sedatives.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Will have some pain: could be done but you have to check with your surgeon before removing it , also have to go back for follow up wound care
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Cyst surgery: Please call the number on the back of your insurance card if you have one or contact the company via the internet. Also ask your doctor to help. Kee ... Read More

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