Special Wound Care?

#1
Hello everyone,
I had a cyst with tracks removed 5 months ago and it was left open to heal. The first two months went good and they told me it completely healed. However, one week later the wound opened up in two spots, a big one on top and a smaller one near the anus. The packing treatment continued and last week they said I was completely healed. But yesterday the openings came back with a vengeance: blood and puss all over the place. My surgeon says that there are no new cysts and that I should continue to pack it but my primary care doctor says this will never heal with packing and that I needed to go to a wound care clinic. I am in a lot of pain and I am running out of underwears because I cant keep up with laundry. It is very frustrating and I feel like it will never get better and I will need to pack the wounds forever. I have developed an allergy to the phrase "you are completely healed" because of all the disappointments. I know I sound dramatic but this condition has effected my life deeply. I am a phd student and I already feel like im going to crack under the pressure. Leaving my drama aside, I have three questions:

1) Have any of you benefited from a wound care clinic?
2) Do you have any recommendations in orange county california or los angeles?
3) I have been shaving the area, could I have caused this?

Thank you so much for your help and I hope all of you get better.

Help me Pilonidal Support Alliance. You're my only hope.
 

JonH21

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#2
Hello everyone,
I had a cyst with tracks removed 5 months ago and it was left open to heal. The first two months went good and they told me it completely healed. However, one week later the wound opened up in two spots, a big one on top and a smaller one near the anus. The packing treatment continued and last week they said I was completely healed. But yesterday the openings came back with a vengeance: blood and puss all over the place. My surgeon says that there are no new cysts and that I should continue to pack it but my primary care doctor says this will never heal with packing and that I needed to go to a wound care clinic. I am in a lot of pain and I am running out of underwears because I cant keep up with laundry. It is very frustrating and I feel like it will never get better and I will need to pack the wounds forever. I have developed an allergy to the phrase "you are completely healed" because of all the disappointments. I know I sound dramatic but this condition has effected my life deeply. I am a phd student and I already feel like im going to crack under the pressure. Leaving my drama aside, I have three questions:

1) Have any of you benefited from a wound care clinic?
2) Do you have any recommendations in orange county california or los angeles?
3) I have been shaving the area, could I have caused this?

Thank you so much for your help and I hope all of you get better.

Help me Pilonidal Support Alliance. You're my only hope.
It’s simple if you ask me. You need to contact a cleft lift specialist and rid this forever. That’s my honest opinion.
 
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