I’m 18 and I had my first pilonidal cyst drained yesterday with packing put in. Now, my surgeon and nurse gave little to no information on recovery other than to remove packing in 24 hours, keep the wound clean, and take it easy for a while. I was suggested by the nurse to take a shower while removing the packing, and while trying to do so tonight the pain was enough that my vision blurred and I almost passed out and I gave up. I wasn’t told how deep my wound is or how much packing was put in, and I honestly don’t know what to do. Tomorrow I’m going to my school nurse to see what she thinks I should do, but does anyone here have tips on how I should take the packing out without such pain?