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How do i get rid of this pilonidal cyst myself?

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Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 27 years experience
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 options available - only you and your doctor/ surgeon can decide what is the best option for your presentation.
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 15 years experience
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 urge you to see a physician.
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 31 years experience
Surgery: Surgical excision is the only way to get rid of a pilonidal cyst.

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