"maybe a cure" ???????????What are your thoughts?

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  1. Anonymous

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    I've just ordered it, & I will try it out. Give it a shot, before going under the knife.

    Thanks for any other updates.
     
  2. Anonymous

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    sounds like the impacted hair. I've had one of these doozies before, and actually pulled out a 2" clump of hair with a pair of tweezers (careful navigation rqrd w/ the mirror).
     
  3. an inquiring mind

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    Mysmys,

    There is not a dramatic change in my son's PC, but I can see an overall improvement. The cyst itself is practically flat, but still has a hole.
     
  4. Anonymous

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    Hi there.

    Thanks for all your updates about Furuncle-Med. I am about to order it myself.

    I already had a flare over the weekend and it burst, but I can still feel the lump/cyst there. Hopefully this product can help.

    I haven't seen a specialist yet, since I was only diagnosed by my primary doctor last week and I couldn't find a colon rectal surgeon over the weekend. I will ask him what he thinks of the product.

    Take care
     
  5. kal0112

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm pretty sure my cyst is starting to come back up, 2 weeks after my lancing. I am going into the surgeon today, but because surgery is really not an option for me right now I'm thinking of the furuncle cream. My question is, are the common boil creams you see somewhere like Walgreens the same thing? I'd like to avoid spending an extra 50 dollars if I don't have to.

    My question to those who have used it, is whether it is worth the 50 dollars. Also, how much comes in the tube?

    Thanks!!
     
  6. xsvangel

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    [|:)] This treatment sounds interesting... I'm curious to see how it turns out for other people. Maybe I'll start looking into it too before I look further into surgery.
     
  7. an inquiring mind

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    The ingredients in the Furuncle-Med are much different than anything I have seen in any of the drug stores. My son has had good results so far, but you do have to apply it thick and apply it twice a day to see any results. Keep in mind also it will take more than one jar to work. We are about to order our second jar. It is so worth it to me if it just keeps the cyst flat where he can sit down & do all the other things he likes to do comfortably.(his bottom no longer hurts)
    The medicine is still drawing pus from the sinus holes although not as much now and still drawing that root up. He is going to keep using
    it just to see what happens. Like I've mentioned before we wanted to put off surgery for a while and indefinitly would be better.

    Good luck to all.:)

    an inquiring mind
     
  8. Anonymous

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    Hello again

    I haven't received Furuncle-Med yet. How many days did it take until you got it?

    Are you applying the cream on the open hole/sinus?

    Thanks
     
  9. an inquiring mind

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    It took a week to get it after I ordered. We put the medicine on the the cyst and over the sinus holes below. You might need to get bigger patches to cover all of it once the medicine is on the entire thing. Apply it thick or tear a piece of cotton ball off and soak it in the medicine and lay it over the cyst. Then put a patch over it. We noticed an improvement after only two days and it is still slowly improving. My son's PC is now tolerable and if that is all we get until surgery I am happy. Of couse I am hoping for more.

    an inquiring mind
     
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    Hi y'all,

    On the lighter side...

    my new nickname is Butt wipe!! lol Gotta think of a good one for him.


    an inquiring mind
     
  11. Anonymous

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    I have had a Pilonidal cyst that was lanced several years ago. I get periodic flare-ups. When the flare-ups occur I take antibiotics and I also apply Hydrogen Peroxide to the sinus (cyst) area. The combination of the two seems to draw out the infection. I am thinking of trying Hydrogen Peroxide as a preventative measure. Has anyone else tried this method?

    Bubble Butt
     
  12. dondarko

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    an inquiring mind, any news on this? I'm thinking of ordering some.
     
  13. Anonymous

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    I was on here about a year ago and read a posting that I thought was crazy , so I did some of my own research and tried the crazy idea. Mix 1/2 cup of warm water with 2 tblspoons of cayanne pepper , use a eyedropper and have it sqirted into the drain hole , it stings for about 15-20 minutes but not too bad. after 3 days 1 time a day of this treatment I have been a year with no problems. The post before said good for 14 mths or so then do it again. It sure beats the surgury . Cayanne is well docmented as a healing herb , dont right it off it works.
     
  14. Linda

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    Sid,
    Thank you for this information. That's great that this worked for you and you are having no problems. I remember that previous posting. That was on 5/8/04 and is now in the archives. Kelly had 2 surgeries but the problem kept coming back for him. This is what Kelly said about his experience with cayenne pepper:


    "My name is Kelly. I am a 35 year old male and have had a pilonidal cyst for over 11 years. I have had surgery 2 times and lanced 2 times. I am here to tell you it doesn't work. The day of my first surgery in the waiting room the doctor told me it will not work and it will grow back again. Well he was right, so for 9 more years I have suffered. Until a year and a half ago. I began doing research on wound care and several other topics and I discovered two great things. The first being Polymem, a moist bandage that allows inside out healing for those that choose surgery. See polymem.com they sell and deliver and they work great. Best to buy the large pads and cut them down as needed. The small ones get expensive. THE SAVIOR FOR ME HAS BEEN CAYENNE PEPPER. I mix it with water about 2 tablespoons in 10 oz of water. I put it in an eyedropper and have my wife ( god bless her ) squirt the liquid into my cyst drain hole. YES it burns but only briefly about 10 minutes and then it subsides. She repeats it until it doesn't burn anymore when she does it. The next day the hole is about halfway closed and we repeat the process. It goes away completely for a year and then for 1 week we have to do it again. I know it sounds crazy but it works time and time again.

    If you don't believe me, just go to a search engine and investigate the healing powers of cayenne pepper.


    My wife was amazed the first time and so was I. But believe me it works and it only takes about 5 days. Every night before bed, squirt it in. Wipe off the excess and go to sleep. The next morning alot of the pressure is gone. It keeps getting smaller until it is gone. It will come back but it takes about a year. Surgery will not work. Cayenne has been my savior.


    Kelly"
     
  15. dondarko

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    thanks for the info, I'm going to try the C-Pepper. I went to the surgeon and he is worried about operating because I have so many other health problems, and I'm only 28! lol. So I will deff check into anything besides surgery. Anyone else have any luck with this?
     
  16. Anonymous

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    I've always squirted plain ole rubbing alcohol into the sinus to keep inflamation down. Hurts, but I really think it staves off infection. As for the clump of hair left in the tub... sure sign that the cyst is still alive and growing...
     
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    Anniebannie, that is so strange I'm in almost your exact situation! I remember noticing that I was really itchy around my tailbone when I was about 15 or 16 (I even had a really good look in the mirror with a torch and saw what I now know to be a sinus - if only someone could have warned me about what it might mean!) but as it went away after a while I quickly forgot all about it. That is, until, years later, my boyfriend had such a sore tailbone that it was excruciatingly painful to sit down, so he finally saw a doctor. (Btw, is it a guy thing, waiting until something is soooo painful that you're practically debilitated before seeking medical attention???? Even now, this guy is ignoring his problem, he's just going to wait until it's so bad he's finally forced to do something). When he later described to me what the doctor saw, I asked him about what his little "holes" near his tailbone looked like, and realised they were the same as mine. I'm now 21, but I'm still not sure that I've had a real flare up. I'm always sitting down, whether I'm studying or working, so although I don't have a great deal of pain there's just a kind of dull awareness of a small lump.

    A year ago, my family GP said to just keep an eye on it, but now a different GP has referred me to a specialist. I've been doing my research, but I guess I won't really know what sort of procedure is right for me until I see the specialist. On the one hand, maybe I should deal with it now while it's still (hopefully) a small and more managed problem? The GP seemed to think that at this stage it could be dealt with by a closed procedure. But on the other hand, there seems to be such a high failure rate of recovery with the closed procedure that maybe it would actually be better to just wait until I have to do something about it and just have the open healing procedure then. All I know is I want to minimise the time I have off work, and I know I'm destined to be sitting in front of a computer for the rest of my life so I want to be comfortable when I sit down!

    Any thoughts?

    And by the way, Sasha, I'm so grateful that you started this site. I was particularly glad to read the "A word for the girls" section - I went to the first GP before I found this site and I couldn't believe I was going in there to check whether I had a condition predominantly experienced by hairy blokes! You feel bad enough having to show someone your butt crack without also being told you've got something only hairy guys get!
     
  18. Anonymous

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    Hi. I am sorta new here. First post anyway.

    I have had a PC for a couple years. I never knew what it was and it had always been small so I never thought much of it. Similar case to everyone else I guess. Small bump, grew into a boil, went away etc. It would flare up for a week at a time and then die down for several months over a year and a half. Finally over this last summer it never died down, so I finally saw my doctor. She excised the abscess and didn't find any tracts or sinus, so she closed the incision, which was small and I was back at it after a few days ( I actually drove myself home from the hospital). Of course with my luck, it was back after only a month or so, and since the wound tissue is still not 100% it is faring up often, and draining ever few days...

    So my doctor (dermatologist) is referring me to a general surgeon to look into "aggressive" treatment and see if they can figure out where the infection is coming from. After reading through this site, more aggressive surgery doesn't sound like a very good option for me, not just because of recurrence issues but because my case isn't very severe.

    I have never been in much pain if at all, the surface abscess/boil has never been over about 1cm and doesn't seem to grow. It's just occurring more often now, but still small and on the surface.

    It feels (just by touch and knowing my body here) that its not deep and all the infections are near the surface, which might explain why I haven't needed anything to be lanced, why its not painful; why it drains on it own. Has anyone heard of cases where there is no deep sinusing or abcesses?

    I guess there probably is a tract/sinus coming from the deep tissue which is why it came back so fast. But wouldn't my doctor have seen some evidence of the sinus track when she went in the first time? and wouldn't a deeper problem/abscess grow and manifest itself somehow greater than just a very small abscess/boil at the surface? What do you guys think? Should I follow the chop and dice route blindly even though it doesn't "feel" right and my case really is bad at all?


    On another note, I can't have any surgery until the end of the summer anyway, so I figure I am going to try the Furuncle-Med stuff. Maybe I'll get lucky with it if indeed my case isn't very deep. Their website has a page on PC treatment now:

    http://www.treatfast.com/content.asp?PageID=15312
     
  19. BethJ

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    Is it okay to perform the washcloth compress with salt when an infection is present?

    Thanks.
     
  20. paininbutt

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    I wouldn't put salt on the washcloth if there is an infection. Just go with the wet compress.
     
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