A thank you, a story, and a "remedy" to try

Discussion in 'Pilonidal Discussions' started by Jon D, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Rose B

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    3:15am laying in bed searching the web and came across this. I'm 31 years old and had my first cyst 5 years ago. I had no clue what it was and me being the stubborn person I am I just kept waiting it out. It got to the point where it was literally larger than half a baseball and just as hard. By far the worst pain I have EVER experienced. I ended up removing it with surgery and was given anesthesia so I didn't feel a thing. Left a scar though but was still happy the pain was gone. Doctors told me there still is a good chance of it coming back. Here I am 5 years later and it's starting to come back. This week it started irritating and now it's starting to be a bit painful,
     
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    Continued above.,.......
    While it is no where near the size it used to be, it is showing same symptoms that lead to it. So I will try this jons remedy and give some more feedback on it in a few days. 3:30 am and still can't sleep. Got work in the morning. Lucky me
     
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    Hello, I am new to this forum and am currently going through my second pilonidal flare up. The first occurred about 18 months ago when I worked as a vet tech. I thought it was just an abscess, so (I know this probably wasn't the greatest idea, but) I got my boss to hook me up with some amoxi and a sterile syringe. I drained a bit myself at home and took the abx to prevent infection, and all was seemingly well. This current flare up has progressed much more quickly, and now I am in so much pain I can barely sit. I really do not want to go through surgery (I'm also currently pregnant so I'm not sure of the risks associated with it), so I have applied the vinegar and baking soda paste, and am picking up some castor oil tomorrow. I am glad I am not alone in my suffering! And thank you for the home remedy suggestions.
     
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    So upon further research, I found out I can't use castor oil because I'm pregnant. Does anyone have any suggestions for a baby safe alternative? I'm in tears from the pain at this point.
     
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    I had my first pilonidal cyst back in June. I remember noticing it at first when I would lie down; i would feel it as some kind of pressure in my tailbone, but it didn't actually hurt. I checked in the mirror to find a small bump, and thought I somehow did something to my tailbone. I figured it would go away, so I thought little of it. Cut to three days later, it's grown three times its original size, leaking fluid, and I'm in so much pain that I can't walk, sit, stand or lie on my back. I looked it up and realized it was a pilonidal cyst, and that I really had to get treatment for it, so I went to the hospital to ask a doctor (since we had to book an appointment with our family doctor a month in advance), and it took him ten seconds to look at it and give me a prescription for some antibiotics called Cephalex, and told me to take them four times a day for seven days. With that and at least one hot bath a day, it went away in a few days. I knew from research that antibiotics would only treat the cyst and that it would probably flare up again at some point, but I was in so much pain that I was perfectly okay with treating it then and coming back to it later.

    Cut to now, which is late September, and I noticed a very small bump where my pilonidal cyst had flared up. I knew what it was, but it was really small, and it only hurt if I put pressure on it in a very specific way. Nonetheless, I obviously didn't want to go through that again, but it wasn't serious enough to go to the doctor. So I found this post, and I tried the remedy suggested last night. Long story short, it works. The swelling has already gone down, and the cyst isn't red at all. I'm going to do the baking soda and vinegar again later today, and hopefully it goes away soon.
     
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    HELLO, HOW MANY TIMES DID YOU HAVE TO REPEAT THIS BEFORE IT WENT AWAY??? TRIED THIS LAST NIGHT FOR 15 MIN IT HELPED A LITTLE BIT
     
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    HI, IM 12 WEEKS, WHY IS IT THAT YOU CAN'T USE CASTOR OIL?
     
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    HI, ANY UPDATE ???
     
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    Joyce, I'm not positive but isn't castor oil used to induce labor? That might be why but again I'm not positive about that.
     
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    after a quick google search, yep....

    moving on back to the rest of the thread, using this remedy will not cure you...it may knock back the infection but every time you have a flare-up, the infection could be digging tunnels into you, you can look just fine from the outside but you're an octopus of tunnels underneath the skin....
    "Homeopathic Remedies - No one has yet "cured" Pilonidal Disease with homeopathy, Herb Compotes, Colloidal Silver Concoctions, Tea Tree Oil or any other potion. Note that there are plenty of scammers out there who will be more than happy to take your money and sell you a "cure." The best you can likely achieve with homeopathy is enhancement of your immune system, which may help keep a Pilonidal under control."

    quoted from here....
    http://www.pilonidal.org/education/livingwithit.php
     
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    Well I'm 38 weeks pregnant. And my cyst is getting big. I've just been trying castor oil and using a hot rice sock to heat it. Hopefully it gets better. So tired of laying in bed all day from pain :( .
     
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    Castor oil is labor inducing when internally digested. I'm 38 weeks I've been applying to my cyst
     
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    the castor oil is ok to use on your bum. I'm using as well im 13 weeks now. I hear castor oil is only induce labor if swalloed or if put on your abdomen to soak.
     
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    How's it working for you??? Any success
     
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    Slowly but surely, it's been a week it has reduced swelling and less pain. Hope that is can pop on it's on, i will give update.

    This is such a pain, I had it with my 1st pregnancy (5years ago) and got it lanced (worse EVERR) because I was pregnant i couldn't get any meds, they numbed the area (which didn't help) I held on for dear life. Needless to say I don't want to go through another lancing while pregnant.

    Good Luck! Keep me updated with yours!!
     
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    Well, I went to the er here in italy practically on my hands and knees desperate for them to take it out. But theysaid it wasn't ready and prescribed antibiotics ! Which I thought was odd? Not normal to prescribe a pregnant women antibiotics right? Any who today it's been leaking a yellow pus all day barely barely. Tiny bit. I've been having 3 showers a day just letting the hot water as hot as I can handle touch it. It's gotten softer and bulgier. Praying it will come before baby comes out, due date is a week. Laying in bed all day is no fun!
     
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    Certain antibiotics are safe during pregnancy and the risk of not taking them when needed is greater. Hope you both have a quick resolution.
     
  19. Joyce

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    Yes, my 1st one I had to come back they wouldnt cut it because it had not come to a head. Antibiotics is ok (depending on which one) and Good luck I wish you a safe delivery and speedy recovery.
     
  20. Joyce

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    How long have you had the cyst for?
     

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