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Do you need surgery for a boil on your butt crack?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
If Pilonidal, yes: If this is due to a pilonidal cyst, successful treatment may require surgery in order to excise the cyst contents. If not this could recur. Other standard cysts, abscesses or "boils" may drain spontaneously and may resolve on their own accord with warm soaks or may require incision, drainage and antibiotics.
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes: Any abscess anywhere must be drained , you have most likely pilonodal sinus abscess , go and see your doctor for drainage and antibiotics.

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