Six months ago I got a pilonidal cyst for the first time. I went to the doctor and took antibiotics. They couldn't drain it because it was so small. My cyst eventually shaped up into a ball-ish form and popped. It leaked tons of puss and some blood with it, but I started feeling better instantly and had no more pain whatsoever. I forgot all about it. About 4 days ago, my cyst came back. I went to the doctor again, and prescribed me some antibiotics. Again, they didn't drain it because it was too small. It is small, but its a pain in the butt to walk and sit, literally, lol. So, I hope it shapes up into a ball and pop again like last time... but last time it took me some days. I have to get back to school so I cannot afford the wait. I heard that castor oil will speed up the process and it will pop faster. Is this true, and will it hurt/burn when I apply the castor oil? After it pops, I am going to take more care of myself... and if that doesn't help, I'm going to go get surgery. So, please, can someone answer the questions I asked above? That would be greeeaaat. Thanks!