A member asked:

How can i stop a pilonidal cyst from draining pus, my boyfriend has seen a doctor and they said their is nothing he can do yet since it just started?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Robert Killian answered

Specializes in General Practice

Impossible wishes: First why would you think that you can change what nature does in this kind of infection. He must drain the pus to get rid of it. Never would you want to interfere with the natural healing process of an infection.

Answered 4/28/2016


Dr. Andrew Braunstein answered

Specializes in General Surgery

Incise and drain: A general surgeon or colo-rectal surgeon might be able to clean it out with minor office surgery or excise the cyst in the or but you want to control the infection and draining is good to allow the cyst to calm down.

Answered 8/2/2013



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