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Antibiotics For Pilonidal Cyst
Best antibiotics for pilonidal cyst? What is the name of a sinus infection in the groin region caused by pilonidal cyst?
No one best: The best antibiotic depends on the organism. Often it is a skin related staph or strep. Consider I&D to get sample of pus with culture. Some would treat with Cephalexin or Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole. Cyst in groin, not pilonidal (only at base of spine).Groin cyst maybe ingrown hair, maybe hydradenitis suppurativa, requiring further eval and rx.See 1 more doctor answer
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
It may help for ones: That are small but if it recurs then surgery may be required.See 1 more doctor answer
Had very small pilonidal cyst 3 weeks ago. Doc gave antibiotic, I soaked in bath. Cyst drained, now extremely small, no pain for 3 weeks. What's next?
Excision: You can wait and see if you get another episode. If keeps happening then excision is available. It must be done when there is no infection if possible to improve healing. In mean time, keep area clean and hairless. In some people waxing or using the hair removing lotion on the strip of skin may help to avoid clogging the sinus
Cyst on tailbone: A pilonidal cyst is a cyst that develops in the midline of the tailbone near the cleft of the buttocks. The most accepted theory for the cause of these cysts is the blockage of hair follicles in the skin of the area which creates "pits" in the cleft of the buttocks. As the follicles become clogged with hair and skin debris, cyst formation occurs.See 3 more doctor answers
Pilonidal cyst: I would still have it checked as pilonidal cysts often recur. Surgical intervention may be warranted.See 1 more doctor answer
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.. ... but not the cyst itself. The cyst needs to be removed if bothering you. If not bothering you can be safely watched.See 2 more doctor answers
Outpatient or inpati: Treatment may include antibiotic therapy, hot compresses and application of depilatory creams. In more severe cases, the cyst may need to be lanced or surgically excised (along with pilonidal sinus tracts). Post-surgical wound packing may be necessary, and packing typically must be replaced twice daily for 4 to 8 weeks.See 2 more doctor answers
Surgically excised: A pilonidal cyst, also referred to as a pilonidal abscess, pilonidal sinus or sacrococcygeal fistula, is a cyst or abscess near or on the natal cleft of the buttocks that often contains hair and skin debris. Sometimes, cyst is asymptomatic. Treatment may include antibiotic therapy, hot compresses and application of depilatory creams. In more severe cases, the cyst may need to be surgically excised.
That would be a: Fairly normal course of events for it to relieve the buildup of pressure from the infected material creating an exit pathway or sinus. Without treatment this scenario may often recur. Check this with your physician. Any infection can be associated with risks.See 1 more doctor answer