Help! Sinus tract closed and now cyst feels swollen


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I hope someone can shed some light on what is going on. My sinus tract was open and I noticed a few clumps of hair sticking out. It didn't seem to bother me too much so I plucked them out with tweezers.

Fast forward 48 hours later and the sinus has closed completely. Also there's a massive hard swollen spot on the left of the mid-line. It really hurts and I'm just hoping that the sinus will reopen to relieve the pressure.

Has anybody ever had this happen where the sinus closes and starts swelling again? If so, what did you do to alleviate the pain?

I've gone through a lancing twice already in the past two years and I really want to avoid that ordeal again. I'm hoping there's some other way to deal with this.


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If you don't have open/raw skin, try using acne face wipes over your pits & along the sinus (Oxy or Stridex). I use the ones with 0.5% salicylic acid. I also dabbed some clear aloe vera gel (97.7% pure from TARGET) on it after using the acne wipe. It seems to cure any flare up I have coming. You're lucky you got to pull some junk from it. Seems like all it need to do is drain or alleviate a bit.