Pilonidal sinus had for over 10 months after surgery and nothing works what to do?

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Hello, I’m 21 and I had a pilonidal sinus before January it was in November last year was given antibiotics and on the 12th of jan I ended up in hospital with it, had the surgery on the 13 th of jan I have been put on six different lots of antibiotics since the surgery and that’s not including the same ones they put me on repeatedly after surgery had this for 10 months now I suffer with really bad back pain and no matter how much I keep it clean and do everything to stop it getting infected it closes up and a day or two later it pops they have put me on cream and none of it has worked did have an appointment booked in August to see a surgeon they cancelled the appointment and didn’t tell me and I haven’t had another letter sent out, already told my doctors I am struggling to cope with this what should I do? It’s painful and nothing I do will get rid of it

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    I'm not sure if this will help you but I'll just tell you about my son.

    He was 12 yrs old and had pilonoidal. It was oozing with lots of pain and there appeared to be tiny and not so tiny pinholes along his cleft. I was frightened at the prospect of surgery and wanted to avoid it.

    He used tumeric to clear up the infection and removed hair on a regular basis along with epsom salts baths. He avoided wearing woolly or fleecy trousers as these seemed to exacerbate the problem.

    I thought HAIR REMOVAL USING LASER BEFORE surgery would help him clear up better after surgery. Well COMPLETELY UNEXPECTEDLY the laser treatment cleared up the pilonoidal and he has been symtom free for a year and a half. A skin surgeon had a look and he said if he is symtom free no need to go the surgical route.I really think anyone who has not yet had surgery ought to definitely try this as a first option and anyone after surgery should definitely do this to manage the problem.

    I hope this helps.


    A very relieved Mum

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    Are you seeing a specialist in PILONIDALS, or a general surgeon?I strongly suggest you see a specialist!

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      seeing a surgeon he arranged the appointment in august they cancelled and havent rebooked it because we was going to talk about another surgery and everytime i go doctors all they do is give me more antibiotics

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