Treatment includes antibiotic therapy and hot compress while In more severe cases, the cyst
may need to be 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. In some cases, two years may be required for complete granulation to occur.
Surgeons can also excise the sinus and repair with a reconstructive flap technique, which is done under general anesthetic
. This approach is mainly used for complicated or recurring pilonidal disease, leaves little scar tissue and flattens the region between the buttocks, reducing the risk of recurrence.
Pilonidal cysts recur and do so more frequently if the surgical wound is sutured in the midline, as opposed to away from the midline, which obliterates the natal cleft and removes the focus of shearing stress
Any other treatment generally results in failure which may include any form of medical science.