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Had a pilonidal cyst, infected with harden tissue, large sore. What to do?

I had a pilonidal cyst last week. I had it lanced in the ER on Thursday. They said the cyst was surprisingly very small - less than a pea. However it was fairly infected and had large harden tissue surrounding it on both side of the navel cleft. Now the lance wound is basically healed but the skin on the harden tissue has open sores. I am taking my antibiotic, but the discomfort from this hardened tissue and now the large sore are horrible. What can I do?
Asked On : Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

As of now, continue the antibiotics. You may also take analgesics such as ibuprofen for pain relief.

If the symptoms are persisting, then you should re-visit your surgeon, you may need to perform a minor surgery to remove the sinus.

Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)

Senior Consultant Neurologist

Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,

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Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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