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Pilonidal Sinus Homeopathic Treatment
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
In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more
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.
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.See 5 more doctor answers
See if it: Communicates with the spinal canal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pilonidal cyst: Only management surgical removal.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
Is it possible that pilonidal sinus just inflames but does not drains or has pus in it? If yes, what is the further step?
YES: Monitor for infection and if draining, it will require surgical evacuation and correction.
I have a pilonidal sinus for months with two pits in the midline. Yesterday I noticed other pit near the anus on the anal verge. Is it possible?
WHAT?????: No such entity. Please clarify your terms
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.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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