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Pilonidal sinus: All you can do


A pilonidal sinus is an unnatural skin mass, generally placed at the tailbone.

More common in young men and persons who sit for a very long time period [1]

- It requires a proper medical diagnosis
- It can be treated by a medical practitioner
- It resolves within a few months
- It can be easily infected
- It can be removed through surgery
- It is recurring

Generally, a pilonidal cyst is formed when hair punctures the skin and there is a very painful infection. One way to prevent the growth of Pilonidal cyst and sinus with an abscess is to maintain good personal hygiene.


People can experience:
- Redness
- Swelling
- Lumps
- Pus
- Tenderness
- Abscess
- Draining of blood/pus/cloudy liquid
- Pain
- Foul odor from infection


Self Care: It is crucial to not poke around the abscess as this could increase the infection.

Medications: The medical procedure of operating and draining the abscess to remove any damaged or infected tissue is essential.

Specialists: It is important to meet with a professional who can perform the surgical procedure, if required to relieve you from the pain and the discomfort. mfine caters to different areas of health issues and the perfect course of treatment can be chosen according to your requirements.

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