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Pain in tailbone area and small hair found. Is it safe to pluck the hair out if it is a polinidal cyst?

Feb 2014
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I just went to the doctor to get some tailbone pain checked and she said she saw a small hair there. It is not infected. Is it safe to just pluck the hair out if it is a polinidal cyst?
Wed, 9 Jan 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 1 hour later

Thanks for posting your query.

If it is pilonidal cyst and is not infected, no medical treatment is needed.

Keep the area around the cyst clean and dry. Use an antibacterial soap to wash the area. You can keep the area cleared of hair by shaving, using a hair-removing lotion. This reduces the chance of hair entering the cyst and contributing to infection.

Hope this information helps you. Please do write back if you have any additional concerns.

Wishing you good health.
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
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