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My son had an operation in March 2003 for the removal of a pilonidal sinus. He had daily dressings which were done by the district nurses. The wound got infected and on May 30 2003 he had a second operation and I have been packing the cavity every day since. He still suffers severe pain both during dressing changes and when he is walking around. He can't sit properly. We have seen 3 general surgeons, two plastic surgeons and a skin specialist. We have tried every kind of dressing I can find on the net and nothing works. The cavity is smaller than the original wound but it just won't heal. All the specialists say that it is a good clean wound and there is nothing more I can do to speed things up, that sometimes these things take a long time. My son is an otherwise, very healthy young man. I am at a loss to know where to go from here. We just keep on doing more of the same. This week we are using a manuka honey product all the way from New Zealand. Next week it will be seaweed. We have been here before. Nothing seems to help. It is now 2 years and 2 months since his first operation.
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