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Suggest treatment for pilonidal cystectomy infection

Sep 2014
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Are my sutures from my pilonidal cystectomy infected?
Posted Sat, 16 Aug 2014 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Ganesh 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Seems like infection is there.

Detailed Answer:

Welcome to health care magic,

I am Dr Ganesh. Consultant Physician and Radiologist.

1. Done a good job uploading the image.

2.It seems like bad healing for me, sutural area seems to be oedematous with evidence of minimal pus.

3.I would recommend you to see your treating doctor let doctor examine and get an antibiotic course of treatment if he feels required for better healing process.

4.I think you will be seeing your treating doctor for the drain removal.

5.Hope i answered your query. Wish you good XXXXXXX
Any thing to ask,, do not hesitate.
Thanks for approaching the health care magic.
Dr Ganesh.
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Follow-up: Suggest treatment for pilonidal cystectomy infection 25 minutes later
My drain removal is Monday the 28th. Will the wound be okay until then?
Answered by Dr. Ganesh 7 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Should be fine until monday.

Detailed Answer:

1. It should be fine till monday, don't have to run as an emergency.

2. Mean wile keep the area clean and dry, avoid touching even if it is itching - for better healing.

Wish you good health
Let me know if you have any thing to ask.
wish you good health.
Thank you
Dr Ganesh
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Follow-up: Suggest treatment for pilonidal cystectomy infection 16 minutes later
Thank you doc. My last question is : will having the drain and sutures removed bring relief to the area?
Answered by Dr. Ganesh 5 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes it will brings you a lot of relief.

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for followup.

1. It will definitely gives you relief after removal.

2.I would suggest you to take proper care even after removal of drain until complete healing, your personal monitoring is so much needed.

3. As i have came across recurrence cases - take care.

wish you good health.
Dr .Ganesh
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