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PILONIDAL DIMPLE ON MY INFANT

Posted by Michael on August 02, 1999 at 01:54:30:

My son was born a month ago and has a pilonidal dimple just above his anus. The pediatrician says there is nothing to do about it at this time. After spending 1 hour on this website, I am wondering what I should do next beside watching his nutrician and making sure he is protected against bumps in that area. Should I see a surgeon? I live in Santa Cruz



I have had succes controlling pilonodial cysts without the use of surgery or antibiotics!!!!

Posted by Lisa on August 02, 1999 at 13:34:38:

In Reply to: PILONIDAL DIMPLE ON MY INFANT posted by Michael on August 02, 1999 at 01:54:30:

Hi Michael!!!!!

I have had pilonidal cysts since I was 22. I love to travel and as anyone who has had these cysts knows, sitting for extended periods of time (for example when traveling) is enough to form one. They are extremely painful. I found a product called Zap - It from a company called Melaleuca, Inc (1-800-282-3000). I clean the area well, dry it thoroughly and then apply the Zap-It. I have not had one cyst since I started using this product.
You can order the product by calling 1-800-282-3000 and tell them you want to be a direct customer.
By the way the main ingredient in this product is tea tree oil.
Good Luck!!!!!!!!
Lisa



Re: PILONIDAL DIMPLE ON MY INFANT

Posted by
laura on August 03, 1999 at 07:47:07:

In Reply to: PILONIDAL DIMPLE ON MY INFANT posted by Michael on August 02, 1999 at 01:54:30:

Does anyone have any information on Pilonidol cyst in children? I am curious if this should be removed now before it causes problems or take a wait and see attidtude. The child is female, four years of age. She has not complained of any pain. The only reason we know its there is that a long black hair is visible. Thanks for your comments. Please e-mail me at Lemm99123@aol.com



Re: PILONIDAL DIMPLE ON MY INFANT (archive)

Posted by Walt Stoll on August 03, 1999 at 11:05:29:

In Reply to: PILONIDAL DIMPLE ON MY INFANT posted by Michael on August 02, 1999 at 01:54:30:

Hi, Michael.

Your Pediatrician should be ashamed of herself! She was specifically told in medical school what she should be telling you right now to prevent (in the future) the horrible problems you have seen posted on this BB.

If you do some reading in the archives for this 'site, you will soon see detailed what you should be learning right now and what you need to teach your child, before she reaches puberty, to take care of this. Your pediatrician is correct in one thing though: there is nothing physical you need to do right now. What I say you need to do right now is thoroughly learn what you will eventually need to teach her so you will be ready when she is 10-12 years old.

If she were mine, I would be careful to steer her away from a hobby of riding horses and teach her to use hair remover in the area at least every 2 weeks from the age of puberty to age 50. Good luck.

Walt



Re: PILONIDAL DIMPLE ON MY INFANT

Posted by Walt Stoll on August 03, 1999 at 11:12:57:

In Reply to: Re: PILONIDAL DIMPLE ON MY INFANT posted by laura on August 03, 1999 at 07:47:07:

Hi, Laura.

There are volumes of information about this in the archives for this BB. There is NOTHING to do for it until puberty and then nothing but prevention. Surgery is NEVER indicated until the first flareup. The complication of the embryological problem MUST be prevented.

Walt



Re: I have had succes controlling pilonodial cysts without the use of surgery or antibiotics!!!! (ARCHIVE)

Posted by Walt Stoll on August 03, 1999 at 11:16:00:

In Reply to: I have had succes controlling pilonodial cysts without the use of surgery or antibiotics!!!! posted by Lisa on August 02, 1999 at 13:34:38:

Thanks, Lisa.

I hope everyone who uses this will share their experiences with us here on the BB. It surely would be wonderful if everyone had your same experience.

Walt



Re: PILONIDAL DIMPLE ON MY INFANT (archive)

Posted by michael on August 06, 1999 at 14:41:16:

In Reply to: Re: PILONIDAL DIMPLE ON MY INFANT (archive) posted by Walt Stoll on August 03, 1999 at 11:05:29:

Thank you for your personal response. I have read much in the BB and I also read Laura's Q & A. My infant is a son. Could you tell me what activities to steer him away from. Thanks again, Michael



Re: PILONIDAL DIMPLE ON MY INFANT (archive for prevention) [NUGGET]

Posted by Walt Stoll on August 08, 1999 at 14:26:05:

In Reply to: Re: PILONIDAL DIMPLE ON MY INFANT (archive) posted by michael on August 06, 1999 at 14:41:16:

Hi, Michael.

Although this is in the archives, here it is again:

He should probably avoid horseback riding and be sure to use hair remover every 2 weeks starting just before puberty ---forever. Sitting for long periods (expecially on hard surfaces) is something he would be wise to avoid.

The healthier he is the less likely he will have problems. Have him learn about "wellness" (See FAQ link below).

Walt



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