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Curing pilonidal cyst without surgery - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   can pilonidal cyst be cured with out surgery
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   25
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Pilonidal cyst is a chronic condition, which can be recurring.
User :   ohh
Doctor :   Large cyst often need surgery.
User :   what if i have a smaller cyst?
User :   can that be cured with out surgery?
Doctor :   A trial of conservative management in the form of antiinflammatory medications, antibiotics, with depilation of hairs
Doctor :   can be considered before opting for the surgical incision.
User :   oh
Doctor :   The examining doctor will be able to decide better if conservative measures will be useful.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   i had pilonidal cyst and it bursted in few hours back...
Doctor :   Ok
User :   white puss has come out of it
User :   does that mean any thing serious
User :   does that mean that i have to go through surgical procedures
Doctor :   Its necessary, that all the contents of the cyst are removed and dressed properly.
Doctor :   This will be necessary to prevent recurrence and infections from setting up.
Doctor :   If there are any contents left in the cyst, there are chances that it will grow again at the same place.
Doctor :   If it has popped out now, I would recommend you to consult your doctor for dressing.
Doctor :   You may need topical antibiotic creams that has to be applied to prevent infection.
User :   thanks for the information
User :   is there temporary cure for this
User :   atleast for 6 months of time
User :   i cant afford a surgical treatment now....i am is there any way to prevent it for atleast 6 months or more
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   If itsn't feasible to see a doctor now,
Doctor :   Let me suggest you the measures that you can follow.
User :   ok
User :   thats would of great help
Doctor :   1. Make sure, that all the contents are removed
Doctor :   2. Clean with area with clean saline/water
Doctor :   3. Use topical antibiotic creams such as polybion cream on the affected region
Doctor :   Apply the creams twice a day.
Doctor :   4. Watch out for signs of infection such as persistent pain, swelling, redness, fever and so on.
Doctor :   5. If you are a hairly person and there are hairs between the cleft of the buttocks, you will have to remove them
Doctor :   You can use depilatory creams.
Doctor :   6. Avoid excess moisture in the affected area,
User :   as i already said cyst popped out few hours back....i have lesser pain but i still have pain
User :   how many it would take for the pain to completely go away
Doctor :   The pain is probably due to the rupture.
User :   i mean how many days
Doctor :   this pain should resolve in a day or two.
User :   ohh..ok
User :   can you tell me how much a surgical treatment would cost?
Doctor :   The cost varies and its difficult to predict the cost of the procedure as it varies depending on the institute where you planning to get it done.
User :   ok.....
User :   thanks for the information
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