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I've only recently discovered my youngest son has a pilonidal cyst. I had three brothers and 3 sons and did not know anything about this.
My son has mild/moderate autism and quite a high pain threshold and he wasn't aware about it.
I believe he must have had it a few weeks before I discovered what was causing this strange smell.
It's looks quite nasty and he's very embarrassed but allowed my to inspect and clean the wound.
It had hairs, fluff and other debris inside it,
The doctor gave him a course of antibiotics and instructions on how to clean and pack it which is better than going to outpatients every day.
I believe the odour on discovering it was from the burst cyst and in the last couple of days it's filled up and just burst again.
Today I've noticed that about 10mm above the the hole he has the beginnings of another 2 holes opening up.
At first they just looked like 2 enlarged pores but they are getting bigger.
I'm so sad for my boy, he's such a beautiful kind and undemanding teenager, a pleasure yet he now has this awful condition.
I'm worried it's going to get bigger and not heal
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