Waiting for Operation

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Hi all,

      I've been diagnosed with a pilonidal sinus and have a date 14th March for surgery.    Doctor has taken me off antibiotics, but still blood and pus appear daily.    Very painful, especially at night.    Is it advisable to use painkillers?   Would a doughnut cushion help?  Any advice most welcome!


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    Hi Dave, I tried a doughnut cushion but the pressure was still on the bad place. I have a coccyx cushion now which I find helps. I take painkillers as and when I need to, apply a heat pad when the pressure really builds up (you may want to apply a dressing first) and I alternate Epsom salts or milk and tea tree oil to my bath water.

    I had surgery on mine in September, 5 months on it's still here 😡

    • Posted

      Thank you Josy. .....really good advice. I will buy the coccyx cushion and see if it helps me. The pain can be excruciating as I'm sure you know. Can't do the bathwater bit as I only have 2 big shower rooms, but I will need to continue the painkillers 😠😠 Sounds like you've been suffering for ages, I really hope you get better soon. Thanks again, Dave

    • Posted

      You could maybe try using Epsom salts etc with a compress/flannel.

      Evil things aren't they!? Hopefully you'll have better luck than I have and be free of it in March!

      Best of Luck!

    • Posted

      Thanks Josy, yes they are evil blighters which cause a lot of misery! Will give the salts a go and I hope your luck changes very soon 😊

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