Patient Comments: Pilonidal Cyst - Prevention


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Comment from: Nurse101, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: June 05

I use antibacterial soaps to help keep the area clean of debris to prevent pilonidal cysts from recurring.

Comment from: Balaji, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: June 12

I am suffering from pilonidal cysts since 7 years, and 2 years back I went for surgery. Still reoccurrence is going on. My age is 47 years.

Comment from: MJ, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: May 02

My pilonidal cyst is an open wound. I get a square of toilet paper when I go to the bathroom and wipe it out one direction. It cleans out the pus and gets a good amount of the debris.


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