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Is it normal that pilonidal cyst sinus is closing by itself after alternative treatments as epsom salt baths, castor oil packs and garlic supplements?

Is it normal that pilonidal cyst sinus is closing by itself after alternative treatments as epsom salt baths, castor oil packs and garlic supplements?

Cyst: Yes that often occurs however it is possible for the cyst to reoccur and re open try and keep it clean and well hydrated

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Why would there be no cure for pilonidal sinus after so many years?

Why would there be no cure for pilonidal sinus after so many years?

Pilonidal sinus: Pilonidal cyst/sinus cause wounds and infections in the pre-sacral area. Surgery to excise the cyst/sinus/infection is safe and effective. Recovery is challenging due to the sensitive area. Okay to go for a surgery consult, hopefully when the sinus is not infected, as infection increases risk for recurrence.

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What is the treatment of pilonidal sinus?

Depends on extent: Depending on the extent, a variety of treatments are available. Many will heal on their own if small with conservative wound care and hygiene. Larger infected cysts may initially may require further opening to allow drainage. Recurrent cysts may eventually require complete excision with some of the wounds closed primarily whereas others may be left open to heal slowly over time. Some use flaps.

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What is the treatment for pilonidal sinus?

Initial treatment: Is antibiotics. If this fails, you might need local drainage. If this becomes a recurrent problem, surgical excision might become necessary.

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Pilonidal sinus, why MRI scan?

See if goes deep: To see if cyst connects to spine.

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Does antibiotic cream help pilonidal sinus?

No: A pilonidal is a chronic abscess. An antibiotic ointment will have no effect on it.

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Is someone with a pilonidal sinus affected by obesity?

Is someone with a pilonidal sinus affected by obesity?

Affected?: Do you mean are obese people at higher risks of pilonidal cysts? It seems to be that way. But even skinny people can get them.

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Pilonidal sinus can I exercise with a surgical drain in?

Pilonidal sinus can I exercise with a surgical drain in?

Exercise: I would check with your doctor that performed the procedure it would also depend on the type of exercise that you wanted to do.

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What are my options in pilonidal sinus surgery? Is it wrong to postpone it?

What are my options in pilonidal sinus surgery? Is it wrong to postpone it?

Ideal way: Is to get it fixed as soon as possible (electively) by one of several methods, as it mat flare up at a important time you do not want to get sick.

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Can I do exercises like squats with a pilonidal sinus? Does that open the pits and make bacteria easier to get inside?

Exercise is good: Exercise will not promote infection. In fact losing weight may help in the healing of the pilonidal sinus. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.

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What is pilonidal sinus?

Rectal infection: A blindcutaneus sac arising from rectal glands often tender and infected resolves with drainage or excision.

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What are the surgical methods of excising pilonidal sinus?

What are the surgical methods of excising pilonidal sinus?

There are several: Accepted methods from excision, wide drainage, flaps speak to your surgeon which method he advises for you Ref A C Rao : Cutting seton for pilonidal disease New approach

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How can I tell if I have a pilonidal cyst or pilonidal sinus?

How can I tell if I have a pilonidal cyst or pilonidal sinus?

Cyst or sinus: You are lucky, if you don't have a pilonidal infecrion. The cysts are closed, round sack and the sinus has an opening on the skin. Both can become infected. With infection a surgical drainage is required. Before infection you have a choice to observe or elective surgery to remove.

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