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Advice in this site was well taken

Posted by
Jeremy Boswell on June 25, 2002 at 14:21:10:

I began to pull up this website when I discovered that my problem was a pilonidal cyst. I had been hampered for years with pain and was really too embarrased to seek advice. When I finally could live with the pain no longer, I sought advice from a physician and he diagnosed it. I immediaetly started looking for solutions on the internet. I read countless questions and solutions for different situations. I found 4 things that worked wonders for me and have been virtually pain free for about 8 months now with no surgery required. I know I should have it removed , but i have read horror stories about recovery time and increased pain initially after surgery. These short term ideas may help you.
1. Avoid sitting in hard chairs, on the floor, or slouched in a chair where all the pressure is right on the tailbone.
2. The antibiotic called Avalox has worked wonders for the infection and I attribute most of the success to it. I am allergic to penicillin so Avalox is not a derivitive of it so it is okay to take.
3. I do not know how to pronounce the correct name of it, but most people on this site referred to it as " black salve". My pharmacist knew exactly what I was talking about. I wore it at night when I slept and it helped control the bleeding and infection. You can wear it during the day but cover it with a band-aid because it is thick as tar and stinks like crazy.
4. Keep the hair shaved from around it at all times. This is probably the most important part of controlling flare ups.

Hope this helps

J. Boswell
boz2n13@aol.com



Re: Advice in this site was well taken (Archive in pilonidal.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 26, 2002 at 09:00:24:

In Reply to: Advice in this site was well taken posted by Jeremy Boswell on June 25, 2002 at 14:21:10:

Thanks, Jeremy.

I only disagree with one thing you have said. If I was doing as well as you are, I would not still think that "I should have it removed."

Let us know how you do.

Walt

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