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Is exercise a cause for pilonidal cyst?

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Posted on Wed, 26 Dec 2012 in Infections
Question: Does exercise a pilodinal cyst? He is afraid to exercise.
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Answered by Dr. Ram Choudhary 1 hour later
Hi XXXXXXX,
Welcome to healthcare Magic!
The exercise is not a cause for pilonidal sinus/cyst.
A good local hygiene and cleanliness is the key to cure.
Keep the perianal region dry and avoid synthetic under garmets- use cotton under garment. Trimming local hair and reducing body weight would be further helpful.
I hope the advise would be informative and useful for you.
Take Care!
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