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Cure for a pilonidal cyst/sinus without surgery - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Is there a way to cure a pilonidal cyst/sinus without surgery?
Doctor :   hello
User :   hey
Doctor :   i am Dr xxxx here
User :   im looking to get a second opinion from what my doctor said
Doctor :   sure
User :   she said that the only way to cure a pilonidal cyst/sinus is with surgery if the amoxicillin doesnt work
Doctor :   may i know your age ?
User :   yes, i am 18
Doctor :   so have you been taking the antibiotics ?
User :   yeah, this is my second dose of the amox, and i think it almost cured it the first time, but i ran out of pills
Doctor :   ok well then you need to take teh full course
Doctor :   see the only good thing about surgery is that once the cyst is drained and excised you will not have any recurrence
User :   yes, but if the pills im taking almost fully cured it, then i dont see how surgery is necessary
Doctor :   but amox is the right drug
User :   im basically looking for a way to fix it without having to go through the surgery
Doctor :   then antibiotics is the way to go
Doctor :   but you need complete course
User :   what do you mean by that?
Doctor :   you need to take the course for amox for its full duration
Doctor :   you cant let your pills get over in betweem
User :   guess ill have to find a doctor that says the same thing you are haha
User :   thanks!
Doctor :   well medicine is not different anywhere
Doctor :   we can give you a honest right advice
Doctor :   it does not require any major surgery but a minor excision
User :   yeah, if the medicine stops working completely then i guess ill have to
Doctor :   the protocol is the same . i hope you understand that
Doctor :   yes thats right'
User :   do you know what can happen if i dont get the surgery?
Doctor :   it can get infected
Doctor :   and cause complications
User :   okay
Doctor :   abscess formation
User :   ive only got a minute left
User :   thank you for your help
Doctor :   systemic infection (infection that spreads throughout the body)
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care
User :   you too
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