Finally healed and after 10 years of suffering, this absolutely worked for me.

aleximo

New Member
Hi all,

I thought this is worth a new thread in hope it can help others in a similar situation.

I feel person's pain when they have to deal with PS. The road is often a long one but as they say what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

Having had some 7 surgeries spanning over 10 years, not all the surgeries revealed a sinus or cyst, in fact I am sure that it was only on about 3 of those surgeries that they actually removed any form of hair or sinus from the open wound. I had even traveled to Portsmouth (a 70 mile round trip) to see the specialist based at that hospital. My most recent surgery was undertaken by a plastic surgeon on the NHS in London, who I couldn't fault as you see so many botched surgeries from PS with people left without a cleft etc. etc.. Following my last 2 ops, you would be hard pressed to think that I have had any surgery at all!

A lot of the time I was fed up of having a healthy wound that would not close up. Having tried a number of methods like Manuka honey dressings, which made a slight improvement together with also multiple laser hair removal sessions over best part of a year, the best thing that I had come across for fully (and I mean fully) healing the superficial wound I had was this:

-Buy a tube of hydrocortisone cream 1% w/w (a readily available steroid with no prescription required) and put a dab of it on the wound
-Then cut a rectangle of Jelonet dressing (this comes in a foiled pack and is lubricated) this helps to keep the area moist and the hydrocortisone cream active in the area. A 5cm by 5cm pack will cut into three bits.
-Then place a dry gauze (rolled or flat) on top of this secured by tape. Do this every day until the wound heals. Carry on until the skin appearance is back to normal. Any slightly unhealed areas may open up in the future, you have to be persistent with it, once a day, every day until healed.
Tip
- It is best to get a swivel make-up mirror (had to use my wife's) and place this on top of the toilet, this allows you to accurately apply the cream and inspect the wound. Shaving the area also assists the process. However, as I had hair removal this was less applicable to me.

I would caveat that I am not a medical professional but this worked a treat for me as a steroid cream was suggested to me after seeing a very good dermatologist who advised on its use. When I used the hydrocortisone cream I was fully healed in under two weeks! However, I would stress that you seek medical advice before using this or any other cream, whilst steroid creams are relatively harmless you want to be sure that it is right for you.

Good luck.
 

IndyDad

New Member
Hi all,

I thought this is worth a new thread in hope it can help others in a similar situation.

I feel person's pain when they have to deal with PS. The road is often a long one but as they say what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

Having had some 7 surgeries spanning over 10 years, not all the surgeries revealed a sinus or cyst, in fact I am sure that it was only on about 3 of those surgeries that they actually removed any form of hair or sinus from the open wound. I had even traveled to Portsmouth (a 70 mile round trip) to see the specialist based at that hospital. My most recent surgery was undertaken by a plastic surgeon on the NHS in London, who I couldn't fault as you see so many botched surgeries from PS with people left without a cleft etc. etc.. Following my last 2 ops, you would be hard pressed to think that I have had any surgery at all!

A lot of the time I was fed up of having a healthy wound that would not close up. Having tried a number of methods like Manuka honey dressings, which made a slight improvement together with also multiple laser hair removal sessions over best part of a year, the best thing that I had come across for fully (and I mean fully) healing the superficial wound I had was this:

-Buy a tube of hydrocortisone cream 1% w/w (a readily available steroid with no prescription required) and put a dab of it on the wound
-Then cut a rectangle of Jelonet dressing (this comes in a foiled pack and is lubricated) this helps to keep the area moist and the hydrocortisone cream active in the area. A 5cm by 5cm pack will cut into three bits.
-Then place a dry gauze (rolled or flat) on top of this secured by tape. Do this every day until the wound heals. Carry on until the skin appearance is back to normal. Any slightly unhealed areas may open up in the future, you have to be persistent with it, once a day, every day until healed.
Tip
- It is best to get a swivel make-up mirror (had to use my wife's) and place this on top of the toilet, this allows you to accurately apply the cream and inspect the wound. Shaving the area also assists the process. However, as I had hair removal this was less applicable to me.

I would caveat that I am not a medical professional but this worked a treat for me as a steroid cream was suggested to me after seeing a very good dermatologist who advised on its use. When I used the hydrocortisone cream I was fully healed in under two weeks! However, I would stress that you seek medical advice before using this or any other cream, whilst steroid creams are relatively harmless you want to be sure that it is right for you.

Good luck.
I could see how it may work but I would be worried since it inhibits the body's immune response. Still thanks for the tip!
 
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